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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demo 
  n  :  a  visual  presentation  showing  how  something  works  "the 
  lecture  was  accompanied  by  dramatic  demonstrations"  [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}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  demo  /de'moh/  [short  for  `demonstration']  1.  v.  To  demonstrate 
  a  product  or  prototype.  A  far  more  effective  way  of  inducing  bugs 
  to  manifest  than  any  number  of  {test}  runs,  especially  when  important 
  people  are  watching.  2.  n.  The  act  of  demoing.  "I've  gotta  give  a  demo 
  of  the  drool-proof  interface;  how  does  it  work  again?"  3.  n.  Esp.  as 
  `demo  version',  can  refer  either  to  an  early,  barely-functional  version 
  of  a  program  which  can  be  used  for  demonstration  purposes  as  long  as  the 
  operator  uses  _exactly_  the  right  commands  and  skirts  its  numerous  bugs, 
  deficiencies,  and  unimplemented  portions,  or  to  a  special  version  of  a 
  program  (frequently  with  some  features  crippled)  which  is  distributed  at 
  little  or  no  cost  to  the  user  for  enticement  purposes.  4.  [{demoscene}] 
  A  sequence  of  {demoeffect}s  (usually)  combined  with  self-composed  music 
  and  hand-drawn  ("pixelated")  graphics.  These  days  (1997)  usually  built 
  to  attend  a  {compo}.  Often  called  `eurodemos'  outside  Europe,  as  most 
  of  the  {demoscene}  activity  seems  to  have  gathered  in  northern  Europe 
  and  especially  Scandinavia.  See  also  {intro},  {dentro}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  demo 
 
  /de'moh/  1.  A  demonstration  of  a  product,  often  of  an  early 
  version  or  prototype.  A  demo  is  a  far  more  effective  way  of 
  inducing  bugs  to  manifest  themselves  than  any  number  of  {test} 
  runs,  especially  when  important  people  are  watching. 
 
  2.  {demo  version}. 
 
  3.  A  program  written  to  demonstrate  the  programmer's  coding 
  ability  and/or  the  power  of  the  computer  it  runs  on  Such 
  demos  are  nearly  always  written  in  {machine  code}  and 
  traditionally  feature  scrolling  text  about  the  author,  his 
  friends,  his  code  and  anything  else  he  fancies  and  animated 
  graphics. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-04) 
 
 




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