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noun     demonstration pronunciation in American English
/ˌdemənˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/
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pluraldemonstrations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an occasion when someone shows people how something works or how to do something
  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when a large group of people protest about something
    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.

  4. 4
    [countable] an action that shows how you feel

    a demonstration of his love

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