Memidex: Free online dictionary/thesaurus and more....
| Free Tools | Preferences | About | Contact | Index

demonstration (visual communication)

Definition:

a visual presentation showing how something works

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

demonstrate

Plural:

demonstrations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations
  • the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response

Synonyms:

demo

Etymology:

"proof that something is true", from Old French demonstration or directly from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of demonstration...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural] | demo- | before a vowel dem- | demonstration [sense-specific] | demonstrator [sense-specific]

short for "demonstration" [sense-specific] | a demonstration record or tape, used for audition purposes | a demonstration of a prototype system | [US] ... (20 of 480 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/demo

Wikipedia:

Demo [disambiguation]

may refer to: Demonstration (teaching) | Product demonstration, a sales or marketing presentation | Famm Commerce, demo stran nova stran | Exhibition game or demo, a sporting event with no competitive value to any competitor | Demolition, the... (34 of 252 words, 25 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Demo

Merriam-Webster:

demo | demos [plural] | Demo [sense-specific] | demographic [sense-specific, synonym] | demonstration [synonym, sense-specific] | rally [British, synonym, sense-specific] | assembly [similar, sense-specific] | conference [similar, sense-specific] | congress [similar, sense-specific] | ...

"Demo": "democrat" [sense-specific] | "demonstration" [sense-specific] ; [British] "demonstration" [sense-specific] | "demonstrator" a ; a recording ... (14 of 167 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/demo

Wiktionary:

demo | demos [plural] | demoed [past tense] | demoing [present participle] | Democrat [synonym, sense-specific] | Demolition [synonym, sense-specific] | Demographic [synonym, sense-specific]

A demonstration or visual explanation. | A recording of a song meant to demonstrate its overall sound for the purpose of getting it published or recorded more fully. | an example of a product used for demonstration and then sold at a discount | a march... (43 of 132 words, 11 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/demo

Macmillan British Dictionary:

demo [countable, informal] | demos [plural]

[British] a protest demonstration | [music] a piece of recorded music that a new singer or group sends to a recording company | [computing] a piece of ... (25 of 93 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/demo

Random House Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural] | Demo: Demos [plural] | Demo | demo- | demonstration [synonym, sense-specific, 6] | demonstrator [synonym, sense-specific] | Democrat [synonym, sense-specific]

[informal] : demonstration (definitions 4,6) | demonstrator (definition 5) | a phonograph record or tape recording of a new song or of one performed ... (22 of 92 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/demo

Oxford Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural] | demoed [past tense] | demoing [present participle]

[informal] : [British] : a public demonstration | a demonstration of the capabilities of something, typically computer software or a musical group | ... (21 of 79 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/demo

Cambridge Dictionary:

demo [entry 1, British, informal] | demos [plural]

demonstration (a political march) (4 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/demo 1

demo [entry 2] | demos [plural]

an example of a product, especially a computer program or piece of recorded music, given or shown to someone to try to make them buy it | [informal] ... (27 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/demo 2

demo [entry 3]

to show something and explain how it works, or to show or produce a demo (15 of 39 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/demo 3

American Heritage Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural]

A demonstration, as of a product or service. | A brief tape or recording illustrating the abilities of a musician or other performer. | A product, ... (24 of 52 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demo

New World Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural]

a phonograph or tape recording made to demonstrate the talent of a performer, quality of a song, etc. | "demonstration" (specific sense) ; [British] ... (23 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demo

Encarta Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural] | demoed [past tense] | demoing [present participle]

something made available for testing by potential buyers, e.g. a motor vehicle | a demonstration, especially of a new product (informal) | a trial ... (22 of 138 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603630​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

demonstration

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "proof that something is true", from Old French demonstration or directly from Latin demonstrationem (nominative demonstratio), ... (19 of 66 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=demonstration

demo

Origin: short for "demonstration" (tape, disc, and so on...). Music recording given out for promotional purposes, 1963. The word was used earlier to mean "a ... (24 of 28 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=demo

Oxford Dictionary:

demonstration

Origin: late Middle English (also in the senses "proof provided by logic" and "sign, indication"): from Latin demonstratio(n-), from demonstrare ... (19 of 31 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/demonstration

Wiktionary:

demonstration | demonstrations [plural]

Origin: Latin demonstrationem, from demonstrare ("show or explain"), from de- ("of or concerning") + monstrare ("show").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/demonstration

New World Dictionary:

demonstration

Origin: Middle English demonstracion from Latin demonstratio from demonstrare: see "demonstrate"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demonstration

Collins Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural] | demo- | before a vowel dem-

Origin: from Greek dēmos

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/demo

Encarta Dictionary:

demo | demos [plural] | demoed [past tense] | demoing [present participle]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: Shortening of demonstration

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603630​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

demonstration | demonstrations [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "demonstration"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/demonstration

Collins Dictionary:

demonstration

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "demonstration"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/demonstration

demo | demos [plural] | demo- | before a vowel dem-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "demo"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/demo

Macmillan British Dictionary:

demonstration | demonstrations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "demonstration"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/demonstration

demo [countable, informal] | demos [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "demo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/demo

Macmillan American Dictionary:

demonstration | demonstrations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "demonstration"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/demonstration

demo [countable, informal] | demos [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "demo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/demo

Cambridge Dictionary:

demonstration [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "demonstration"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "demonstration"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/demonstration 1

demo [entry 2] | demos [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "demo"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "demo"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/demo 2

the Free Dictionary:

demonstration

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "demonstration"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "demonstration"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "demonstration" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/demonstration

demo

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "demo"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "demo"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "demo" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/demo

Google Dictionary:

demonstration | demonstrations [plural]

Audio: Pronunciation associated with "demonstration"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=demonstration

demo | demos [plural] | demoed [past tense] | demoing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "demo"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=demo

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

demonstration

Audio: North American pronunciation of "demonstration"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=demons​05 word=demonstration

demo

Audio: North American pronunciation of "demo"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=demo​0001 word=demo

YourDictionary Audio:

demonstration

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "demonstration" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demonstration

demo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "demo" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demo

Page last updated: 2013-06-26

Copyright © 2008-2013 Memidex