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demo

noun [C] uk   /ˈdem.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural demos)

demo noun [C] (MARCH)

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

demo noun [C] (EXAMPLE)

an example of a product, especially a computer program or piece of recorded music, given or shown to someone to try to make them buy or support it: a software demo A team of music industry figures will select bands 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

demo

verb [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 Christmas single and are also demoing lots of new songs.
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