demonstration · noun /ˌdem.ənˈstreɪ.ʃən/Full view
Nouns: demonstration, demonstrator
Adjectives: demonstrative
Verbs: demonstrate
demonstration (MARCH)
B2 C when a group of people march or stand together to show that they disagree with or support something or someone
Dictionary examples:

The students are holding a demonstration to protest against higher tuition.

Protesters staged an anti-war demonstration.

Learner example:

There were many demonstrations and violence. (First Certificate in English; B2; Polish)

demonstration (SHOWING)
C1 C or U showing how to do something, or how something works
Dictionary examples:

Let me give you a demonstration of how the camera works.

a cooking demonstration

Learner example:

Some of our workers will give you a demonstration on how they produce, step-by-step, some of the world's best-known rings and necklaces. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Spanish)

demonstration (PROOF)
C1 C or U proof that something exists or is true
Dictionary example:

This disaster is a clear demonstration of the need for tighter controls.

Learner example:

Most women are now allowed to wear [pants] and this is a demonstration of the change of [their] role in society throughout the years. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Italian)

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