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noun (wikipedia, demand, demand (desire))
  1. The desire to purchase goods and services.
Prices usually go up when exceeds supply.
  1. A need.
There is a for voluntary health workers in the poorer parts of Africa and Asia.
  1. A claim for something.
Modern society is responding to women's demands for equality.
  1. A requirement.
His job makes many demands on his time.
  1. An urgent request.
She couldn't ignore the newborn baby's demands for attention.
  1. An order.
  2. (electric) the measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short period of time; the power load integrated over a specified time interval.
verb 
  1. To request forcefully.
I to see the manager.
  1. To claim a right to something.
The bank is demanding the mortgage payment.
  1. To ask forcefully for information.
I an immediate explanation.
  1. To require of someone.
This job demands a lot of patience.
  1. To issue a summons to court.
Etymology: From demander.


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