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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dem·on·stra·tion /ˌdɛmənˈstreʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dem·on·stra·tion /ˌdɛmənˈstreʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dem·on·stra·tion n.
 1. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.
    Those intervening ideas which serve to show the agreement of any two others are called =\“proofs;” and where agreement or disagreement is by this means plainly and clearly perceived, it is called demonstration.\=   --Locke.
 2. An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show.  See also sense 7 for a more specific related meaning.
    Did your letters pierce the queen to any demonstration of grief?   --Shak.
    Loyal demonstrations toward the prince.   --Prescott.
 3. Anat. The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation.
 4. (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack.
 5. Logic The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself.
 6. Math. A course of reasoning showing that a certain result is a necessary consequence of assumed premises; -- these premises being definitions, axioms, and previously established propositions.
 Direct demonstration, or  Positive demonstration, Logic & Math., one in which the correct conclusion is the immediate sequence of reasoning from axiomatic or established premises; -- opposed to Indirect demonstration, or Negative demonstration (called also reductio ad absurdum), in which the correct conclusion is an inference from the demonstration that any other hypothesis must be incorrect.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight
           or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the
           customer a demonstration" [syn: presentation, presentment]
      2: a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the
         enemy with feints and demonstrations"
      3: a public display of group feelings (usually of a political
         nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the
         war" [syn: manifestation]
      4: proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition
         proving an asserted conclusion [syn: monstrance]
      5: 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" [syn: demo]