demand meaning

EN[dɪˈmɑːnd] [dɪˈmænd] [-ænd]
  • In economics, demand is the utility for a good or service of an economic agent, relative to his/her income. (Note: This distinguishes "demand" from "quantity demanded", where demand is a listing or graphing of quantity demanded at each possible price.
  • Demand is a buyer's willingness and ability to pay a price for a specific quantity of a good or service. Demand refers to how much (quantity) of a product or service is desired by buyers at various prices.
  • ^ Sullivan, Arthur; Steven M. Sheffrin (2003). Economics: Principles in action. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458: Pearson Prentice Hall. p. 79. ISBN 0-13-063085-3.

    Definition of demand in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdemandsPREdé-SUF-and
    1. The desire to purchase goods and services.
      1. Prices usually go up when demand exceeds supply. ‎
    2. (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.
      1. A need.
        1. There is a demand for voluntary health workers in the poorer parts of Africa and Asia. ‎
      2. A claim for something.
        1. Modern society is responding to women's demands for equality. ‎
      3. A requirement.
        1. His job makes many demands on his time. ‎
      4. An urgent request.
        1. She couldn't ignore the newborn baby's demands for attention. ‎
      5. An order.
        1. (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.
        2. VerbSGdemandsPRdemandingPT, PPdemanded
          1. To request forcefully.
            1. I demand to see the manager. ‎
          2. To claim a right to something.
            1. According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
          3. To ask forcefully for information.
            1. I demand an immediate explanation. ‎
          4. To require of someone.
            1. This job demands a lot of patience. ‎
          5. (law) To issue a summons to court.
          6. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Specifically, the seminary was challenged by industrial millers who petitioned to build steam-powered mills and by large Montreal property holders who demanded that the crown commutate their lands.
              • Iron ore producers are facing the first price fall for annual contracts in seven years as demand weakens for steelmaking inputs.
              • Still, being confined midrow for a long one, even a classic like Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” demands considerable focus.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • It will be some time before the new factory comes online, and until then we can't fulfill demand.
              • My groupie has been trying to get into my pants for ages. Maybe one day I’ll give in to her demands.
              • Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Control verbs
                  • Reporting verbs
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                4. en demander
                5. fr demander
                Source: Wiktionary

                Meaning of demand for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "demand" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a control verb and a reporting verb.
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