Webster 1913 Edition
Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.“Demonstrative figures.”
An argument necessary and
Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment;
as, her nature was.
Consisting of eulogy or of invective.“Demonstrative eloquence.”
a pronoun distinctly designating that to which it refers.
A demonstrative pronoun;
as, “this” and “that” are.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Showing or proving by certain evidence; having the power of demonstration; invincibly conclusive; as a demonstrative argument, or demonstrative reasoning.
2.Having the power of showing with clearness and certainty; as a demonstrative figure in painting.