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"demonstration" in British English

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demonstrationnoun

uk   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 ​tightercontrols. Let me give you a demonstration of how the ​cameraworks. She told us how ​easy it was to use the ​software, then by way of demonstration ​produced a ​beautifulgraph 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 ​peoplemarch or ​stand together to show that they ​disagree with or ​support something or someone: The ​students are holding a demonstration against the ​proposedchanges. Protesters staged an ​anti-war demonstration.
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demonstration noun (EXPRESSION)

[C or U] a way of ​expressing a ​feeling or a ​quality: Huge ​crowdsfollowed the ​funeralprocession in a ​public demonstration ofgrief. There has been little demonstration ofsupport for the ​proposal so ​far.
(Definition of demonstration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demonstration" in American English

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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 ​cameraworks.

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 ​peoplemarch or ​stand together to show that they ​disagree with or ​support something or someone: Students staged a ​protest demonstration in the ​schoolgym.
(Definition of demonstration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"demonstration" in Business English

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demonstrationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌdemənˈstreɪʃən/
MARKETING the ​act of showing someone how to use a ​product or how a new ​system or ​productworks: 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 ​softwareupdates.
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