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demonstration

noun

demonstration noun (ACT OF SHOWING)

 /ˌdem·ənˈstreɪ·ʃən/ [C/U] (short form demo) the act of showing someone how to do something or how something works: [C] Let me give you a demonstration of how the camera works.

demonstration noun (EXPRESSION OF FEELING)

 /ˌdem·ənˈstreɪ·ʃən/ [C/U] a way of expressing a feeling or quality: a demonstration of friendship

demonstration noun (GROUP EVENT)

 /ˌdem·ənˈstreɪ·ʃən/ [C] an event in which a group of people march or stand together to show that they disagree with or support something or someone: Students staged a protest demonstration in the school gym.
(Definition of demonstration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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