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dem·on·stra·tion / ˌdemənˈstrāshən/ • n. 1. the action or process of showing the existence or truth of something by giving proof or evidence. ∎  something that proves or makes evident: the letter was a demonstration of good faith. ∎  the outward showing of feeling: physical demonstrations of affection. ∎  a practical exhibition and explanation of how something works or is performed. ∎  a show of military force. 2. a public meeting or march protesting against something or expressing views on a political issue.

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dem·on·strate / ˈdemənˌstrāt/ • v. 1. [tr.] clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence: their shameful silence demonstrates their ineptitude. ∎  give a practical exhibition and explanation of (how a machine, skill, or craft works or is performed). ∎  show or express (a feeling or quality) by one's actions: she began to demonstrate a new-found confidence. 2. [intr.] take part in a public demonstration.

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demonstrate †indicate, exhibit; make evident by proof. XVI. f. pp. stem of L. dēmonstrāre, f. DE- 3 + monstrāre show; see -ATE 3.
So demonstration XIV. — (O)F. or L. demonstrative XIV. — (O)F. — L.

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