Associations to the word «Demand»


DEMAND, noun. The desire to purchase goods and services.
DEMAND, noun. (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.
DEMAND, noun. A need.
DEMAND, noun. A claim for something.
DEMAND, noun. A requirement.
DEMAND, noun. An urgent request.
DEMAND, noun. An order.
DEMAND, noun. (electricity supply) A measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short period of time; the power load integrated over a specified time interval.
DEMAND, verb. To request forcefully.
DEMAND, verb. To claim a right to something.
DEMAND, verb. To ask forcefully for information.
DEMAND, verb. To require of someone.
DEMAND, verb. (legal) To issue a summons to court.
DEMAND CHARACTERISTIC, noun. (usually in plural) An aspect of an experimental design that leads subjects to infer, and comply with, researcher expectations, thereby confounding the experimental results.
DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS, noun. Plural of demand characteristic
DEMAND CURVE, noun. (economics) the graph depicting the relationship between the price of a certain commodity and the amount of it that consumers are willing and able to purchase at that given price
DEMAND DEPOSIT, noun. (banking) A bank deposit that may be withdrawn without notice.
DEMAND DEPOSITS, noun. Plural of demand deposit
DEMAND DRAFT, noun. A telecheck.
DEMAND NOTE, noun. A note that normally has no date for repayment, but is due on demand of the lender. Usually the lender will only give the borrower a few days notice before the payment is due.
DEMAND VALVE, noun. A mechanism in a diving regulator which controls the supply of gas by opening to provide flow when the user inhales, and shuts off supply when inhalation stops.

Dictionary definition

DEMAND, noun. An urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing".
DEMAND, noun. The ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply".
DEMAND, noun. Required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time".
DEMAND, noun. The act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money".
DEMAND, noun. A condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs".
DEMAND, verb. Request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager".
DEMAND, verb. Require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent".
DEMAND, verb. Claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan".
DEMAND, verb. Lay legal claim to.
DEMAND, verb. Summon to court.
DEMAND, verb. Ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation".

Wise words

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Noam Chomsky