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  • Demonstration. Neapolitan
    Demonstration. Neapolitan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj demonstrative given to or marked by the open expression of emotion "an affectionate and demonstrative family"
    • adj demonstrative serving to demonstrate
    • n demonstrative a pronoun that points out an intended referent
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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
    • n Demonstrative (Gram) A demonstrative pronoun; as, “this” and “that” are demonstratives .
    • Demonstrative Consisting of eulogy or of invective. "Demonstrative eloquence."
    • Demonstrative Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative .
    • Demonstrative Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively. "Demonstrative figures.""An argument necessary and demonstrative ."
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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.
    • demonstrative Exhibiting or indicating with clearness: as, a demonstrative figure in painting.
    • demonstrative In rhetoric, expressing or explaining with clearness, force, and beauty.
    • demonstrative Characterized by or given to the strong exhibition of any feeling or quality; energetically expressive: as, a demonstrative manner; a demonstrative person.
    • demonstrative Pertaining to or of the nature of proof; having the power of proving or demonstrating; indubitably conclusive: as, a demonstrative argument; demonstrative reasoning.
    • n demonstrative A demonstrative pronoun.
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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.
    • adj Demonstrative making evident: proving with certainty: of the nature of proof: given to the manifestation of one's feelings
    • ***


  • L. Ron Hubbard
    L. Ron Hubbard
    “The differences between a competent person and an incompetent person are demonstrated in his environment (surroundings).”
  • 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.”
  • John Ruskin
    “The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.”
  • Michel De Certeau
    Michel De Certeau
    “One is a socialist because one used to be one, no longer going to demonstrations, attending meetings, sending in one's dues, in short, without paying.”


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


In literature:

A few days afterwards, the feast of St James was celebrated in the Spanish camp, with bonfires and other demonstrations of hilarity.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
The elder ones marched first, grinding their teeth, rolling their eyes, and making other ferocious demonstrations.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
It was an imposing demonstration and meant for one.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
It now struck him that the truth of his conclusions might be demonstrated without all the apparatus he had employed.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
The fact had been demonstrated that a woman was as capable of filling the position of an evangelist as a man.
"The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"" by Minnie L. Carpenter
For a time after the appearance of General Harney's proclamation, there were no hostile demonstrations on either side.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Hence a demonstration of affection is not made with a forward movement.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Banks, supine in his camps, made neither threat nor demonstration.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Our Christian vocation is thus to be the instrument of God, to be the visible demonstrations of His power and presence.
"Our Lady Saint Mary" by J. G. H. Barry
This statement demonstrates the value of the merchant marine as a means of national defense in time of need.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
Nor will the failure of thought, when once demonstrated in these upper regions, be confined to them.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
What demonstration of strength by the Presbyterians?
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
The demonstration of superiority was not a success.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
The lengthening of a bar of iron when it is magnetized may be also thus demonstrated.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
A DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN is one that definitely points out what persons or things are alluded to in the sentence.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
None the less the demonstration cut him to the quick.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Great efforts were made to harmonize the mistakes in the Bible with the demonstrations of science.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Mr. Hughes's mind operates in a region of perfect demonstration; he even demonstrates things to himself.
"Behind the Mirrors" by Clinton W. Gilbert
This fact is now being demonstrated by a combination of the railroad corporations of the country, as the people know to their cost.
"Monopolies and the People" by D. C. Cloud
The enlargement of the liver can be demonstrated in nearly all instances by careful percussion.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

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
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
True earnest sorrows, rooted miseries
Anguish in grain, vexations ripe and blown,
Sure-footed griefs, solid calamities,
Plain demonstrations, evident and cleare,
Fetching their proofs ev'n from the very bone;
These are the sorrows here.
"Dotage" by George Herbert

In news:

Scientists working at NIST have demonstrated that they can amplify weak light signals without adding noise while also carrying more information—more pixels—than other low-noise amplifiers . See a demonstration of the Carvin BX500 Bass Amplifier Head.
This video demonstrates an anal fistula repair using the Lone Star Retractor System for Colorectal Procedures with Ernesto Drelichman, MD.
We're celebrating the best of western cooking with celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations.
This weekend's anti-war protests were the first mass demonstrations in memory to occur before a conflict, a testimony to the organizing power of the Internet, observers say.
This month's recipes demonstrate the wealth of inspirations available to today's chefs.
EADS recently made several flights of its Barracuda UCAV technology demonstrator in Goose Bay, Canada.
He will be demonstrating his tried and true gardening practices for weed control, cover crops and how he uses low tunnels to control frost.
Demonstrators in Washington this month sought the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Boomerang Water Chief Operations Officer Colin Van Rooyen demonstrates the water filtration and bottle sanitation process.
"Pick it up and put it in the garbage," demonstrated King, 27, to her son.
He demonstrated some of his mother's best recipes, adding a touch of his own flair.
Plain film of the abdomen demonstrates massive distention of the sigmoid colon and rectum with inspissated feces in a ground-glass appearance (Figure 1).
Miromar Design Center is hosting a kitchen showcase of companies with seminars and demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday.
Kitchen showcase of companies with seminars and demonstrations.

In science:

However, by our Theorem 14, their technique can actually be used to demonstrate RIP for sparsity levels much larger than √M, meaning one could very well demonstrate random-like performance given the proper construction.
The road to deterministic matrices with the restricted isometry property
This also includes measures to demonstrate the capacity and capability of the services on different Grid middleware. Currently neuGRID is developing a proof-of-concept prototype for demonstration to the Grid community (at the EGEE and HealthGrid user conferences).
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
We demonstrate that P(n) holds for all n ≥ 1 by induction on the walk length n. (cid:73) Firstly, we demonstrate that P(1) is true.
Continued Fractions and Unique Factorization on Quivers
That ∆I is a metric can be demonstrated by applying a straightforward adaptation of the proof of, Theorem 7.3.30, which demonstrates the analogous result for the Gromov-Hausdorff distance between compact metric spaces.
Local limit theorems for sequences of simple random walks on graphs
Each hub will host events connecting and demonstrating local research activities, outcomes and benefits. The FuturICT website will carry reports, movies and demonstrations that will explain to members of the public, how they can use FuturICT resources and outcomes.
Figure 3a. demonstrates the behaviour of ∆s = s(n) − s(0), the average link extension as a function of scan number n, for various lattice sizes, clearly demonstrating the universal nature of the randomising process.
Fermionic Field Theory and Gauge Interactions on Random Lattices
Let me now turn to a three-dimensional case. I use the SLH-P3M code (Gnedin & Bertschinger 1996) to demonstrate the effect of the cooling consistency condition on the thermal evolution of the cosmic gas. I adopt the standard CDM model as a testbed for my demonstration.
Incorporating Radiative Cooling into a Cosmological Hydrodynamic Code
Milgram’s results demonstrate that there exist short paths in the network, but they also demonstrate that ordinary people are good at finding them.
The structure and function of complex networks
Below we shall provide more direct demonstration of this fact and, in addition, we shall demonstrate that the spectra of both fcc and hcp lattices possess the same value for determinants, thus implying the possibility of phase transitions between these lattices.
From Ginzburg-Landau to Hilbert-Einstein via Yamabe
In early 2001 a disk-based demonstration VLBI recording system was developed and demonstrated within 3 months.
A Review of VLBI Instrumentation
If the item sent is to predict what will happen during a demonstration, then it is best to do the demonstration after the choices have been discussed. After the demonstration, the discussion should center on any mismatches between predictions and observations.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
It has been experimentally demonstrated that the optimal time allocation between the coincidence and anti-coincidence measurement vectors improves the entanglement test. A further improvement is also experimentally demonstrated by optimizing the time allocation between the anti-coincidence vectors.
Hypothesis testing for an entangled state produced by spontaneous parametric down conversion
Demonstrations of Combined Observations. There were several presentations which demonstrated the power of combining data from the Great Observatories. The most striking work was presented by B.
Star Formation in the Era of the Three Great Observatories
Demonstration using One-dimensional Histograms In this section we demonstrate the utility of this method for determining the optimal number of bins in a histogram model of several different data sets.
Optimal Data-Based Binning for Histograms
The resolution to this problem has been demonstrated very recently in an experiment that demonstrated the almost independent control of Γeff and Ωeff with the use of two radiation fields of different powers and detunings.
Trapping and Cooling a mirror to its quantum mechanical ground state