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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.
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Note that the movement of additional demanders to the superior position does not prevent the first demander from continuing in that position.
The same may be said of the demand side of the market although in this case demanders have been able successfully to execute their utility-maximizing plans at all prices at and above equilibrium.
Song two is used by all demanders who land in the segment ([X.
First, if H [greater than] 5,000 (r [less than] 2), demanders will prefer per-use licenses and PROs will prefer blanket licenses.
The conditions described above are met only infrequently, and in many nonprofit organizations only a few nonprofit demanders serve as nonprofit controllers.
The problems discussed earlier may also be less serious if individual nonprofit demanders change their expectations of the behavior of other demanders.
In an environment in which demanders with independent private values wish to buy at most one unit from a group of identical units being sold, each bidder has a dominant strategy to reduce his quantity demanded from one to zero, once the price reaches his valuation.
The waiting carries a higher opportunity cost for multi-unit demanders, which may make them less likely to underbid.
Low demanders can gain since they need only for the units which they actually consume, [q.
In the pharmaceutical industry, the demanders are some large pharmaceutical enterprises, such as Bio-Rad, Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co.
Hillary appears to have broad appeal among women on the Internet, with over 70% of her demanders being female.
Using Eventful, candidates are able to track where they are most in demand, schedule appearances based on this data and also communicate directly with their Demanders via email.