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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
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demand

[də′mand]
(electricity)
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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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References in classic literature ?
"What says the Frenchman?" demanded the veteran, sternly; "does he make a merit of having captured a scout, with a note from headquarters?
"But you, who make a mock of human life, don't you place any value upon it whatever?" I demanded.
Tell me," she demanded, turning to the trembling girl, "what is your name?"
The maximum demand is simply the maximum power demanded by the site over the month.
However, it is also true that in almost every principles and intermediate economics textbook the definition of cross price elasticity is written as follows: the percentage change in the quantity demanded for a good that results from a given percentage change in the price of another good.