Adjective "demonstration" definition and examples

(Demonstration may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dɛmənˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

An act of showing that something exists or is true by giving proof or evidence.
  1. mass noun 'acts of faith are not capable of mathematical demonstration'
  2. 'Lawson-Remer says ‘It's a demonstration that the consensus is not what they say it is.’'
  3. 'In other words, Hume believed that any justified application of the inductive inference presupposes a demonstration that the conclusion is true.'
  4. 'This project is a demonstration that this prejudice is not justified.'
  5. 'The evening provided a clear demonstration that there is indeed hope for the arts in St Lucia.'
  6. 'In its strongest form it demands a list of observable consequences and a formal demonstration that they are indeed consequences of the proposition claimed.'
  7. 'Individuality and distinctiveness, the demonstration that more is possible than we had imagined before, are values not only of art but of life.'
  8. 'It is both a needed reminder and a adept demonstration that watching courtship treated as a noble game is still quite rewarding even in times where romance is traded for expediency.'
  9. 'The show has very strong community support and is a clear demonstration that the rural way of life is strong in the Dingle Peninsula.'
  10. 'He is a 24 hour a day demonstration that a life well lived is a life lived with a sense of duty and a sense of honor.'
  11. 'For me, it was a heart-stopping moment, and an interesting demonstration that my reflexes in these situations are to protect Rebecca at the possible expense of damage to myself.'
  12. 'Nurturing Cancerians know how nourishing a simple demonstration of affection can be, so be sure to give someone a big drink of love sometime this week.'
  13. 'Touching as a demonstration of affection is not taboo and does not carry a sexual connotation.'
  14. 'That would be a visible demonstration of your affection.'
  15. 'There were no street parties or gala concerts, no spontaneous demonstrations of love and affection.'
A practical exhibition and explanation of how something works or is performed.
  1. 'Most of the club manufacturers offering demonstrations can prove how good their products are on huge screens which shows the flight and distance of a ball.'
  2. 'The museum was actively involved in organizing flight demonstrations for school groups and was used for private and corporate parties.'
  3. 'An American living in Egypt who was teaching out in the provinces in a major city told me about recently witnessing a student demonstration that included a skit.'
  4. 'The event will be staged in the beautiful surroundings of Riverstown, containing several hundred exhibits, craft demonstrations and live performances.'
  5. 'There will be a host of activities including a market in the town centre and demonstrations of ancient crafts.'
  6. 'As well as music and dancing, there was also an arts and crafts marquee offering a mixture of displays and practical demonstrations.'
  7. 'Then we watched a video that had been taken on a flight demonstration.'
  8. 'Such a demonstration proves beyond question the feasibility of a room-sized camera, producing images of the required dimensions, and using modest optical technology.'
  9. 'Demonstrations and exhibits ranged from electric fencing and sheep showers, to practical shearing and maintenance, and lamb cuts and cookery demonstrations.'
  10. 'Hyndman was running the family bookstore when Holst - who used to perform in-store cooking demonstrations in the days his dad owned the business - stopped in for a chat.'
A public meeting or march protesting against something or expressing views on a political issue.
  1. 'demonstrations against the poll tax'
  2. 'In the run-up to the conference, a range of varied groups had issued calls for demonstrations and meetings.'
  3. 'More than 250 parents and pupils held a protest demonstration outside a meeting at which Rochdale education chiefs discussed the proposals.'
  4. 'An important form of political protest, demonstrations often disrupt urban streets and highways.'
  5. 'In the past years, countless political rallies have taken place in the grounds of this memorial hall, while many demonstrations and protest marches have begun there as well.'
  6. 'Nearly 50 protesters staged a demonstration before the meeting and handed over letters complaining that the phone company was ignoring their views.'
  7. 'A demonstration that had been slated for Monday evening was designed to allow teens to voice their opposition to the bylaw, said Leo Lefebvre, 33.'
  8. 'A bunch of us organized a demonstration that turned out 300 people, and we did it in two weeks.'
  9. 'After my afternoon class on Monday I walked out in front of the Chapel to observe the scheduled demonstration that was taking place.'
  10. 'The public began to challenge political leaders in demonstrations and marches.'
  11. 'Committees have been established, which have organised their own demonstrations and public meetings.'

More definitions

1. the act or circumstance of proving or being proved conclusively, as by reasoning or a show of evidence: a belief incapable of demonstration.

2. something serving as proof or supporting evidence: They sent a check as a demonstration of their concern.

3. a description or explanation, as of a process, illustrated by examples, specimens, or the like: a demonstration of methods of refining ore.

4. the act of exhibiting the operation or use of a device, machine, process, product,

More examples(as adjective)

"projects can be demonstration."

"activities can be demonstration."

Origin

Late Middle English (also in the senses ‘proof provided by logic’ and ‘sign, indication’): from Latin demonstratio(n-), from demonstrare ‘point out’ (see demonstrate). demonstration (sense 3) dates from the mid 19th century.