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maximum demand[′mak·sə·məm di′mand]
The greatest average value of the power, apparent power, or current consumed by a customer of an electric power system, the averages being taken over successive time periods, usually 15 or 30 minutes in length.
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1. The greatest load, 3 delivered to an electric system over a definitely prescribed time interval.
2. The greatest flow of water (or waste discharge) for all the fixtures in a plumbing system in a building during a definitely prescribed time interval.
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