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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 ?
Moreover, if you do not immediately retract your demand I shall withdraw him
If we come here without fear of being turned out (as was threatened just now) because of the imperative tone of our demand, and the unseemliness of such a visit at this late hour
We present no petition, but a proud and free demand (note it well, we do not beseech, we demand
No," replied Alexis Paulvitch, "your son is quite safe elsewhere; nor will he be killed until you refuse to accede to our fair demands.
Very well," replied Tarzan, for he knew that he could trust them to carry out any sinister threat that Paulvitch had made, and there was a bare chance that by conceding their demands he might save the boy.
I must not be trifled with, and I demand an answer.
I consent to your demand, on your solemn oath to quit Europe forever, and every other place in the neighbourhood of man, as soon as I shall deliver into your hands a female who will accompany you in your exile.
Now I have these proofs, Albert, and I am in your confidence, no human power can force me to a duel which your own conscience would reproach you with as criminal, but I come to offer you what you can no longer demand of me.
The Dahcotah threw his arm over the shoulder of the old man, with an air of great affection, before he replied to this third and last demand.
Daylight promptly paid the first several of his personal notes that were presented; then he divined that these demands but indicated the way the wind was going to blow, and that one of those terrific financial storms he had heard about was soon to sweep over the United States.
You are referring to the demands of the rebels and to the tone in which they stated them?
Go you with a flag of truce to Glinda and ask her why she has dared to invade my dominions, and what are her demands.