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used in The Tipping Point

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1  —2 uses as in:
It demonstrates my point.
to show
The exact meaning of this sense of demonstrate can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "I will demonstrate how to throw a Frisbee." — show how to do something
  • "I will demonstrate how much quicker the new computer is than the old one." — show how something works
  • "Her questioned demonstrated that she was listening and thinking deeply about what was said." — showed to be true or proved
  • "In the scientific spirit," Krogh writes, "I would invite readers to demonstrate [the smoking personality connection] to themselves by performing the following experiment.
    Chapter 7 (42% in)
  • These patterns have been demonstrated on many occasions.
    Chapter 7 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in The Tipping Point.

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  • He made a gesture with his hands, as if to demonstrate division.
    Chapter 5 (53% in)
  • Epidemics, Zenilman's map demonstrates, are strongly influenced by their situation — by the circumstances and conditions and particulars of the environments in which they operate.
    Chapter 1 (81% in)
  • First, the letter shouldn't have been on the bottom of the screen because, as almost all eye movement research demonstrates, when it comes to television people tend to fixate on the center of the screen.
    Chapter 3 (48% in)
  • The field of psychology is rich with experiments that demonstrate this fact.
    Chapter 4 (53% in)
  • This was an experiment very much in the tradition of the FAE, and it is an important demonstration of how the Power of Context has implications for the way we think about social epidemics of all kinds, not just violent crime.
    Chapter 4 (87% in)
  • Studies of juvenile delinquency and high school drop-out rates, for example, demonstrate that a child is better off in a good neighborhood and a troubled family than he or she is in a troubled neighborhood and a good family.
    Chapter 4 (97% in)
  • That no one responded to Kitty Genovese's screams sounded like an open-and-shut case of human indifference, until careful psychological testing demonstrated the powerful influence of context.
    Conclusion (78% in)

There are no more uses of "demonstrate" in The Tipping Point.

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