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demonstrative
American English: /dəˈmɑnstrədɪv/
British English: /dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv/

Translation of demonstrative in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (exuberant, effusive)
    Example sentences
    • I'm not a very demonstrative person, having always been taught that emotion leads to weakness, so I was more than a little embarrassed.
    • This wasn't a family that showed what it felt, or courted demonstrative friends.
    • With his loud voice and demonstrative personality, Weis usually sets the tone on the practice field.
  • 2 (logically conclusive) [formal]
    (argument/exposition)
    concluyente
    this case is demonstrative of his theory
    este caso demuestra su teoría
    Example sentences
    • The course's contents included the direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses, introduction of evidence and demonstrative exhibits, the making of closing arguments and the opening statement.
    • He is very experienced in collating documents, summarizing evidence, arranging diagrammatic and demonstrative evidence and assisting with the general preparation for trial.
    • In my view, when the admissibility of demonstrative evidence is in issue, in many cases, a traditional analysis of probative value really misses the point.
  • 3
    (pronoun/adjective)
    demostrativo
    Example sentences
    • The best examples are the demonstrative pronouns this and that, for the reason that they are guaranteed a reference every time they are used.
    • These are thoughts or judgements whose canonical expression is in terms of a demonstrative pronoun, ‘this’ or ‘that’, used to refer to some object in the perceived environment.
    • Maybe I have a propensity for those sort of muddles, but maybe I'd rather have a propensity for that sort of a muddle, for my demonstrative pronouns are very dear to me.

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