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demand

1. Economics
a. willingness and ability to purchase goods and services
b. the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified price
2. Law a formal legal claim, esp to real property

demand

[də′mand]
(electricity)

demand

1. The electric load on a system, integrated over a specific time interval; usually expressed in watts or kilowatts.
2. The volume of gas per unit time (usually expressed in cubic feet per hour or liters per second) or the amount of heat (usually expressed in Btu per hour or megajoules per hour) required for the operation of one or more gas appliances.
3. The rate of flow of water, usually expressed in gallons per minute (liters per second), furnished by a water supply system to various types of plumbing fixtures and water outlets under normal conditions.
References in classic literature ?
Here is the person you demanded," said one of the guards, "and our Queen now begs you will go away, as you promised, and leave us in peace.
At the steamer's side the man demanded his pay and, without waiting to count out the exact amount, the woman thrust a handful of bank-notes into his outstretched hand.
he demanded defiantly, as they went down the hill field.
When the banks demanded that he pay his loans, he knew that the banks were in sore need of the money.