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1. The act of demonstrating, or of exhibiting certain proof.

2. The highest degree of evidence; certain proof exhibited, or such proof as establishes a fact or proposition beyond a possibility of doubt, or as shows the contrary position to be absurd or impossible.

3. Indubitable evidence of the senses, or of reason; evidence which satisfies the mind of the certainty of a fact or proposition. Thus we hold that the works of nature exhibit demonstration of the existence of a God.

4. In logic, a series of syllogisms, all whose premises are either definitions, self-evident truths, or propositions already established.

5. Show; exhibition.

6. In anatomy, the exhibition of parts dissected.