1. To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident.

2. To show, or make evident, by reasoning or proof; to prove by deduction; to establish so as to exclude the possibility of doubt or denial. "We can not demonstrate these things so as to show that the contrary often involves a contradiction." (Tillotson)

3. <anatomy> To exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation).

Origin: L. Demonstratus, p. P. Of demonstrare to demonstrate; de- + monstrare to show. See Monster.

(01 Mar 1998)

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