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- (singular), (uncountable) Demand for something is how much people want of it.
- Right now we have a supply in excess of demand for crude oil, gasoline, and heating oil.
- The power companies should begin to prepare for increased demand for electricity.
- Several sectors were not able to increase their production levels to satisfy the demand requirements.
- Colleges have hired more part-time instructors to meet this increased educational demand.
- (countable) A demand is what you say must be done or what you say you must have, a strong request.
- His demands for new machines were ignored by the company.
- (usually plural) The demands on someone or something are the difficult things that are required of them.
- I can't deal with all these demands on my time.
- The demands on the machines are beyond what they can produce.
- (transitive) If you demand something, you say strongly that you must receive it or that it must happen.
- The Lebanese Foreign Minister demanded an immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces.
- People who lost their home are demanding answers about how the fire got out of control.
- (transitive) If demands , needs or requires .
- The problems are real and they demand attention.