- demonstration (n.)
- late 14c., "proof that something is true," from Old French demonstration or directly from Latin demonstrationem (nominative demonstratio), noun of action from past participle stem of demonstrare "to point out, indicate, demonstrate," figuratively, "to prove, establish," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + monstrare "to point out, show," from monstrum "divine omen, wonder" (see monster). Meaning "public show of feeling," usually with a mass meeting and a procession, is from 1839. Related: Demonstrational.
- 1. The demonstration itself was against the Government's new Community Charge.
- 2. European farmers are planning a massive demonstration against farm subsidy cuts.
- 3. Rubber bullets were used to break up the demonstration.
- 4. A planned demonstration has been called off by its organisers.
- 5. There's been no public demonstration of opposition to the President.
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