Demonstration refers to

1. An attack or show of force on a front where a decision is not sought, made with the aim of deceiving the enemy. (See also amphibious demonstration; diversion).

2. In military deception, a show of force in an area where a decision is not sought that is made to deceive an adversary. It is similar to a feint but no actual contact with the adversary is intended.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Demonstration
- The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.
- An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show.
- The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation.
- (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack.
- The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself.
- A course of reasoning showing that a certain result is a necessary consequence of assumed premises; -- these premises being definitions, axioms, and previously established propositions.
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