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demo version

(1)
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.

demo version

(2)
A special version of a finished program (frequently with some features crippled) which is distributed at little or no cost to the user for enticement purposes. See crippleware.
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