Search Result for "demo":
1. a visual presentation showing how something works;
- Example: "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"
- Example: "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
[syn: demonstration, demo]
1. give an exhibition of to an interested audience;
- Example: "She shows her dogs frequently"
- Example: "We will demo the new software in Washington"
[syn: show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
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)The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
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 demoeffects (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.