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Noun demonstration has 5 senses
  1. presentation, presentment, demonstration - a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
    --1 is a kind of show
    --1 has particulars:
     exhibition; exposure; performance; lecture demonstration; counterdemonstration
    Derived form: verb demonstrate1
  2. demonstration - a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
    --2 is a kind of
  3. demonstration, manifestation - a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the war"
    --3 is a kind of protest, objection, dissent
    --3 has particulars: Boston Tea Party; work-in; protest march
    Derived form: verb demonstrate4
  4. demonstration, monstrance - proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
    --4 is a kind of proof
  5. demonstration, demo - a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
    --5 is a kind of visual communication
    --5 has particulars:
     display, show; expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion; exemplification, illustration
    Derived form: verb demonstrate1
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