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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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The difficulties reported by the CHAs who did not start the monitoring or did not execute the monitoring during one or more months were: absence of infants in their micro-areas; inability to include children who had not undergone the NAS, location of the families during the period of inclusion in the research (up to 31 days of the infant's life), great activity demand at the UBS, forgetting, families who moved and left the responsibility area of the CHA and difficulty to find the families at home during the home visits.
Locally developed Staffordshire activity demand model--this is based on calculating the capacity required to deliver the HCP for five to 19 year olds within each district based on the local number of schools, children and safeguarding information.
Schlumberger Ltd's (SLB) third-quarter earnings fell 25 per cent though the oil-field services company posted a sharp jump in revenues due to increased activity demand from North American oil and gas producers.
Applicability of leisure/recreation activity demand, key constructs and sustainability of these activities will be reviewed.