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Dictionary Definition

demo n : a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response" [syn: demonstration] v : show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington" [syn: show, exhibit, present, demonstrate]

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  1. a brief demonstration or visual explanation
  2. a recording of a song meant to demonstrate its overall sound for the purpose of getting it published or recorded more fully
    After hearing the demo the record label approved funding to record the song with a full band.
  3. an example of a product used for demonstration and then sold at a discount
  4. a march or gathering to make a political protest


a brief demonstration or visual explanation
a short recording of a song etc for publicity
  • Dutch: demo
  • French: démo
an example of a product used for demonstration and then sold at a discount
  • Dutch: demo
  • French: démo
a march or gathering to make a political protest


  1. To record a demo version of song, usually not intended for commercial release.
    The band demoed thirty songs. Their manager thought that ten of the songs would make a good record.



  1. demo



demo, demere, dempsi, demptum
  1. to remove, take away

Derived terms

demptio, redimo

Extensive Definition

Demo may refer to:

See also

  • Demonstration (disambiguation page)
  • Democide, the murder of any person or people by a government
  • Democracy, a small number of related forms of government
  • Demography, the statistical study of human populations
  • Demolition, the tearing-down of buildings and other structures
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