As nouns the difference between demonstration and demon
is that demonstration
is demonstration (act of showing and explaining) while demon
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The act of demonstrating; showing or explaining something.
An event at which something will be demonstrated.
A public display of group opinion.
A show of military force.
A mathematical proof.
* , s.v. Thomas Hobbes:
- I have to give a demonstration to the class tomorrow, and I'm ill-prepared.
- He read the proposition. So he reads the demonstration of it, which referred him back to such a proposition,; which proposition he read.
* 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')
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.
Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
- The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
(figurative) Anything with malevolent effects.
- He’s a demon at the card tables.
- the demon drink
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.
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