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demand – Wiktionary


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From late Center English demaunden, from Previous French demander, from Latin dēmandō, dēmandāre.



demand (countable and uncountable, plural calls for)

  1. The need to buy items and providers.

    Costs often go up when demand exceeds provide.

  2. (economics) The quantity of a superb or service that buyers are prepared to purchase at a specific worth.
  3. A forceful declare for one thing.

    Trendy society is responding to ladies’s calls for for equality.

    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celeb:

      The humor of my proposition appealed extra strongly to Miss Trevor than I had seemed for, and from that point ahead she turned her outdated self once more; [] . Our desk within the dining-room turned once more the abode of scintillating wit and caustic repartee, Farrar bracing as much as his outdated commonplace, and the demand for seats within the neighborhood rose to an animated competitors.

  4. A requirement.

    His job makes many calls for on his time.

    There’s a demand for voluntary well being employees within the poorer components of Africa and Asia.

  5. An pressing request.

    She could not ignore the new child child’s calls for for consideration.

  6. An order.
  7. (electrical energy provide) Extra exactly peak demand or peak load, a measure of the utmost energy load of a utility’s buyer over a brief time frame; the ability load built-in over a specified time interval.

Utilization notes[edit]

One may make calls for on somebody.


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demand (third-person singular easy current calls for, current participle demanding, easy previous and previous participle demanded)

  1. To request forcefully.

    I demand to see the supervisor.

  2. To say a proper to one thing.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, in The Economist, quantity 407, quantity 8839, web page 55:

      In keeping with this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the enterprise world, shopping for up patents after which utilizing them to demand extravagant payouts from firms they accuse of infringing them. Usually, their victims pay up moderately than face the prices of a authorized battle.

    The financial institution is demanding the mortgage fee.

  3. To ask forcefully for data.

    I demand a right away clarification.

  4. To require of somebody.

    This job calls for lots of persistence.

  5. (regulation) To situation a summons to courtroom.