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"demonstration" in British English

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demonstrationnoun

uk   /ˌdem.ənˈstreɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌdem.ənˈstreɪ.ʃən/
  • demonstration noun (SHOW)

C1 [C or U] the act of showing someone how to do something, or how something works: This disaster is a clear demonstration of the need for tighter controls. Let me give you a demonstration of how the camera works. She told us how easy it was to use the software, then by way of demonstration produced a beautiful graph with a few clicks of the mouse. We're going to a cookery demonstration tonight.

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  • demonstration noun (PROTEST)

B2 [C] informal demo an occasion when a group of people march or stand together to show that they disagree with or support something or someone: The students are holding a demonstration against the proposed changes. Protesters staged an anti-war demonstration.

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(Definition of demonstration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demonstration" in American English

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demonstrationnoun

  • 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.
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"demonstration" in Business English

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demonstrationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdemənˈstreɪʃən/ us  
MARKETING the act of showing someone how to use a product or how a new system or product works: an online sales demonstration Trade shows and product demonstrations are excellent ways to build your business. I offered to give them a demonstration of the software updates.
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