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dem•o



Pronunciation: (dem'ō), [key]
n.,
pl. dem•os.
Informal.
1. demonstration (defs. 4,6).
2. demonstrator (def. 5).
3. a phonograph record or tape recording of a new song or of one performed by an unknown singer or singing group, distributed to disc jockeys, recording companies, etc., to demonstrate the merits of the song or performer.

Dem•o



Pronunciation: (dem'ō), [key]
n.,
pl. Dem•os.
Informal.
a member of the Democratic party; Democrat.

demo-




a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “people” (democratic); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (demography).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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