Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun demonstration

5 senses of demonstration

Sense 1
presentation, presentment, demonstration -- (a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration")
       => show -- (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill")

Sense 2
demonstration -- (a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations")
       => show -- (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill")

Sense 3
demonstration, manifestation -- (a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the war")
       => protest, objection, dissent -- (the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent)

Sense 4
demonstration, monstrance -- (proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion)
       => proof -- (a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it)

Sense 5
demonstration, demo -- (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")
       => visual communication -- (communication that relies on vision)

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