• Demonstration. Neapolitan
    Demonstration. Neapolitan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n demonstrator someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
    • n demonstrator someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer
    • n demonstrator a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character
    • Demonstrator a person who participates in a demonstration{7}.
    • Demonstrator (Anat) A teacher of practical anatomy.
    • Demonstrator One who demonstrates;
    • Demonstrator one who proves anything with certainty, or establishes it by indubitable evidence.
    • Demonstrator one who shows how a certain device operates or a procedure is performed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth was able to throw two baseballs in such a way that the balls remained parallel to each other all the way from his hand to the catcher's glove. Ruth was famous for this stunt and would demonstrate it on request.
    • n demonstrator One who points out, exhibits, or explains by examples; specifically, in anatomy, one who exhibits, describes, and explains the parts when dissected; a teacher of practical anatomy.
    • n demonstrator One who demonstrates; one who proves anything with certainty or with indubitable evidence.
    • n demonstrator The index finger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cornelius van Drebel, a Dutch physician, built and successfully demonstrated the first submarine in 1620. It was a wooden framework covered with greased leather. The propulsion was provided by oars worked from the inside. It was tested in the Thames River in London.
    • Demonstrator one who proves beyond doubt: one who teaches:
    • Demonstrator (anat.) one who teaches anatomy from the dissected parts
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.”
  • Stanley C. Gault
    Stanley C. Gault
    “You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others.”
  • Henry Miller
    “Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything -- except his own nature.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.”
  • Stan Mooneyham
    Stan Mooneyham
    “Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.”
  • Cynthia Ozick
    Cynthia Ozick
    “The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L.: cf. F. démonstrateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. demonstrāre, -ātumde, inten., and monstrāre, to show.


In literature:

Bookkeeping did not interest him except as a record, a demonstration of a firm's life.
"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser
It demonstrated its prowess in the war with Russia, and its diplomacy and power in the recent war.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
In short, the evidence seems to fall short of demonstrative proof.
"The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories" by Andrew Lang
He demonstrated that it was a seed cake.
"The Way of All Flesh" by Samuel Butler
They reasoned as justly as ourselves on subjects which required pure demonstration.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
That is why I think it would not be at all amiss if we made a little demonstration.
"An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen
No, Master Tad, Pet of the White House, was not to be prevented from adding to the loyal demonstration of the hour.
"Lincoln's Yarns and Stories" by Alexander K. McClure
I will try to demonstrate that proposition.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Five" by Abraham Lincoln
The welcome of the two other women was far less demonstrative.
"The Guardian Angel" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The country and the smaller cities were comparatively quiet, so far as demonstrations against the Government were concerned.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart

In poetry:

Mr. Bernard Shaw
Was just setting out for the war,
When he heard it was a dangerous trade
And demonstrably underpaid.
"Clerihew – Shaw" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
"Then I shall demonstrate to you,
According to the rules of WHATELY,
That what is true of all, is true
Of each, considered separately."
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Against experience he believes;
He argues against demonstration:
Pleased when his reason he deceives,
And sets his judgement by his passion.
"To The Honourable Charles Montague, Esq." by Matthew Prior
Although no shrouded corpse is brought
Within this sacred fane today,
To demonstrate what death hath wrought
Upon man's frail impassioned clay;
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Now, to a demonstration, I well know,
That man is of a deathless soul possest,
(Whether that soul be doom'd to bliss, or woe!)
Though in the tomb the body's laid to rest.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
Dick, this is not an idle notion;
Observe the progress of the motion:
First, I demonstratively prove
That feet were only made to move,
And legs desire to come and go, For they have nothing else to do.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto I." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Demonstrators think the parliamentary vote was rigged.
Melissa Clark demonstrates how to stuff a turkey, and how to add extra flavor to your stuffing if you cook it separately.
Chanticleer 's excellent solo voices demonstrated that this virtuoso chorus is made up of thoroughly trained individual singers.
Extensive physicochemical characterization of the innovator product and the proposed biosimilar provides the foundation for demonstrating biosimilarity.
A month after pro-democracy protests erupted in Syria, Sheikh Mouaz Alkhatib gave an electrifying speech to a crowd in Damascus mourning Sunni demonstrators shot dead by President.
Mitt Romney has released his 2011 tax returns, demonstrating several things: how the left always overreaches, the bias of some news media and the truth of a book six years back that said it's not liberals who best illustrate compassion.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to demonstrators from the steps of Saint Paul's Cathedral in central London on Oct 15, 2011.
Description In only a few minutes, Marc Adams demonstrates a super-simple technique for accurately cutting and assembling all the veneer parts for a checkerboard .
NEW research is demonstrating that some common chemicals all around us may be even more harmful than previously thought.
J&J Industries worked with the company to demonstrate the feasibility of removing chemical additives in large-scale carpet manufacturing so that facilities can reuse the water.
When last we left the saga of Steve Nettemeyer, the Roanoke County man had vowed to continue his weekly demonstrations across the street from the Firestone Service Center at Southwest Plaza.
A demonstration plant with a capacity of 20,000 metric tons of chlorine per year has just gone onstream in Uerdingen, Germany.
Jacques Torres demonstrates chocolate made from scratch and offers wine pairings for his sweet creations.
An opponent of capital punishment who specifically cautioned against "joy" in bin Laden's death is dishonestly portrayed to demonstrate "obsessive belief in capital punishment" and "rejoicing" in that death.
Garfield demonstrate at a public meeting held by the Garfield city council, board of education and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency on September 10, 2012.

In science:

These results demonstrate that the notion of RCP as the highest possible density that a random sphere packing can attain is ill-defined since one can achieve packings with arbitrarily small increases in volume fraction at the expense of small increases in order.
Is Random Close Packing of Spheres Well Defined?
In this paper we describe the non-parametrical method of the energy reconstruction for a combined calorimeter, which called the e/h method, and demonstrate its performance on the basis of the test beam data of the ATLAS combined prototype calorimeter.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
Fig. 7 demonstrates the correctness of the mean energy reconstruction.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
This demonstrates in Fig. 10 in which the measured and calculated relative values of the energy deposition in the LAr and Tile calorimeters are presented.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
The correctness of the reconstruction of the mean values of energies (for energy biger than 10 GeV) within ±1% has been demonstrated.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method