Demonstration vs Demon - What's the difference?

demonstration | demon |

As nouns the difference between demonstration and demon

is that demonstration is demonstration (act of showing and explaining) while demon is demon.




(en noun)
  • The act of demonstrating; showing or explaining something.
  • An event at which something will be demonstrated.
  • I have to give a demonstration to the class tomorrow, and I'm ill-prepared.
  • A public display of group opinion.
  • A show of military force.
  • A mathematical proof.
  • * , s.v. Thomas Hobbes:
  • He read the proposition. So he reads the demonstration of it, which referred him back to such a proposition,; which proposition he read.



    (wikipedia demon)

    Alternative forms

    * daemon, (typically only used today for the sense of 'a Greek or Roman godling' ) * daimon (''typically only used in the sense of 'inner spirit' or 'personal guardian')


    (en noun)
  • An evil spirit.
  • A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
  • One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
  • (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A genius, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place, household, or individual.
  • A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
  • The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
  • Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
  • He’s a demon at the card tables.
  • (figurative) Anything with malevolent effects.
  • the demon drink

    Usage notes

    The original Greek and Roman meanings often employ synonyms or the variant spellings daimon' or ' daemon to differentiate them from the more common ecclesiastical sense.


    * See also

    See also

    * imp * succubus * vampire * angel * hell * possession * possessed * dragon * werewolf * devil * larva ----