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demand
verb (demanded , demanding )
1 to ask or ask for forcefully or urgently.
2 to require or need something.
3 to claim something as a right.
noun
1 a forceful request or order.
2 an urgent claim for action or attention makes great demands on one's time .
3 people's desire or ability to buy or obtain goods, etc.
4 econ the amount of any article, commodity, etc which consumers will buy. Compare supply ( noun 6).
[15c: from French demander to ask]
demandable adjective .
demander noun .
in demand very popular; frequently asked for.
on demand when asked for.


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demand curve
noun , econ a graph showing the quantity of product that consumers will buy at different prices.


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demand feeding
noun the practice of feeding a baby when it wants food, rather than at set times.


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demanding
adjective
1 requiring a lot of effort, ability, etc a demanding job .
2 needing or expecting a lot of attention a demanding child .
[19c]


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