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demonstration

de muhn stray shuhn

  • n  a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    he gave the customer a demonstration
  • n  a show of military force or preparedness
    he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations
  • n  a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
    there were violent demonstrations against the war
  • n  proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
  • n  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

  • The size of the demonstration today came as a surprise.
  • Ethnic-Indian protesters flee police water cannons during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, November 25, 2007.
  • The demonstration appeared to indicate that Falun Gong--which may have as many as 100 million adherents worldwide, mainly in China--is tightly organized.
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  • Dana Perino in USA Today
    Secretary Rice's visit to India is a further demonstration of the United States' commitment to stand in solidarity with the people of India as we all work together to hold these extremists accountable,White House press secretary Dana Perino...
  • Richard Branson in Business Intelligence Middle East (press release)
    Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic, said: "This breakthrough will help Virgin Atlantic to fly its planes using clean fuel sooner than expected. The demonstration flight next month will give us crucial knowledge that we can use to...
  • Ban Ki-moon in New Zealand Herald
    Earth hour is a way for the citizens of the world to send a clear message they want action on climate change,UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in an address posted on YouTube. "It promises to be the largest demonstration of public...

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