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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demonstrative  \De*mon"stra*tive\,  a.  [F.  d['e]monstratif,  L. 
  demonstrativus.] 
  1.  Having  the  nature  of  demonstration;  tending  to 
  demonstrate;  making  evident;  exhibiting  clearly  or 
  conclusively.  ``Demonstrative  figures.''  --Dryden. 
 
  An  argument  necessary  and  demonstrative.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  Expressing,  or  apt  to  express,  much  displaying  feeling  or 
  sentiment;  as  her  nature  was  demonstrative. 
 
  3.  Consisting  of  eulogy  or  of  invective.  ``Demonstrative 
  eloquence.''  --Blair. 
 
  {Demonstrative  pronoun}  (Gram.),  a  pronoun  distinctly 
  designating  that  to  which  it  refers. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demonstrative  \De*mon"stra*tive\,  n.  (Gram.) 
  A  demonstrative  pronoun;  as  ``this''  and  ``that''  are 
  demonstratives. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demonstrative 
  adj  1:  given  to  or  marked  by  the  open  expression  of  emotion;  "an 
  affectionate  and  demonstrative  family"  [ant:  {undemonstrative}] 
  2:  serving  to  demonstrate  [syn:  {illustrative}] 
  n  :  a  pronoun  that  points  out  an  intended  referent  [syn:  {demonstrative 
  pronoun}] 




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