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"demo" in British English

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demonoun [C]

uk   /ˈdem.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural demos)

demo noun [C] (MARCH)

UK informal for demonstration (= a ​politicalmarch): I went on ​lots of demos as a ​student.

demo noun [C] (EXAMPLE)

an ​example of a ​product, ​especially a ​computerprogram or ​piece of ​recordedmusic, given or ​shown to someone to ​try to make them ​buy or ​support it: a ​software demo A ​team of ​musicindustryfigures will ​selectbands and ​soloists from demo tapes. informal for demonstration (= when you show ​people how something ​works or how to do something): a demo of the new ​system

demoverb [T]

uk   /ˈdem.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
to show something and ​explain how it ​works, or to show or ​produce a demo: to demo a new ​piece of ​software They've just ​completed a ​Christmassingle and are also demoing ​lots of new ​songs.
(Definition of demo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demo" in American English

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demonoun [C]

 us   /ˈdem·oʊ/ (plural demos)
short form of demonstration : I ​saw several ​interesting demos at the ​trade show last ​week.
(Definition of demo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"demo" in Business English

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demonoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdeməʊ/ (plural demos) MARKETING
IT a sample (= ​part) of a ​product, especially ​software, that you ​allowpeople to ​try, to encourage them to ​buy the complete ​product: Download the latest ​game demos for ​free. freeware and demo ​programs
informal an occasion when you show someone how to use a ​product or how a new ​system or ​productworks: There were ​live demos of the ​travel and ​bankingsystems at the ​trade show. sales demos I ​asked him to give us a demo of the ​betaversion.

demoverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈdeməʊ/ informal MARKETING
to show a new ​product and explain how it ​works or how to use it, especially so ​customers will want to ​buy it: All kinds of ​consumerelectronicsproducts are demoed at CES.
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(Definition of demo from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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