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noun demonstration pronunciation in American English /ˌdemənˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an occasion when someone shows people how something works or how to do something
    cooking demonstrations
  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when a large group of people protest about something
    Angry students held demonstrations in the university square.
    demonstration against: There were a number of demonstrations against the new tax.
    A massive pro-democracy demonstration soon turned into a riot.
  3. 3
    [countable] an event that proves a fact
    This is a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved with new technology.
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  4. 4
    [countable] an action that shows how you feel
    a demonstration of his love


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