Meaning of “demo” in the English Dictionary

"demo" in English

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demonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdem.əʊ/ us /ˈdem.oʊ/ plural demos

demoverb [ T ]

uk /ˈdem.əʊ/ us /ˈdem.oʊ/

(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 ofdemonstration:

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 /ˈdeməʊ/ us plural demos MARKETING

IT a sample (= part) of a product, especially software, that you allow people to try, to encourage them to buy the complete product:

Download the latest game demos for free.

informal an occasion when you show someone how to use a product or how a new system or product works:

There were live demos of the travel and banking systems at the trade show.
sales demos
I asked him to give us a demo of the beta version.

demoverb [ T ]

uk /ˈdeməʊ/ us 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 consumer electronics products are demoed at CES.

(Definition of “demo” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)