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demand

  

      vb   tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive  
1    to request peremptorily or urgently  
2    to require or need as just, urgent, etc.  
the situation demands attention     
3    to claim as a right; exact  
his parents demanded obedience of him     
4      (Law)   to make a formal legal claim to (property, esp. realty)  
      n  
5    an urgent or peremptory requirement or request  
6    something that requires special effort or sacrifice  
a demand on one's time     
7    the act of demanding something or the thing demanded  
the kidnappers' demand was a million pounds     
8    an insistent question or query  
9      (Economics)  
a    willingness and ability to purchase goods and services  
b    the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified price  
   Compare       supply   1       9  
10      (Law)   a formal legal claim, esp. to real property  
11    in demand   sought after; popular  
12    on demand   as soon as requested  
a draft payable on demand     
     (C13: from Anglo-French demaunder, from Medieval Latin demandare, from Latin: to commit to, from de- + mandare to command, entrust; see mandate)  
  demandable      adj  
  demander      n  


biochemical oxygen demand  
      n   a measure of the organic pollution of water: the amount of oxygen, in mg per litre of water, absorbed by a sample kept at 20°C for five days,   (Abbrev.)    BOD  
demand bill   , draft  
      n   a bill of exchange that is payable on demand,   (Also called)    sight bill  
demand deposit  
      n   a bank deposit from which withdrawals may be made without notice  
   Compare       time deposit  
demand feeding  
      n   the practice of feeding a baby whenever it seems to be hungry, rather than at set intervals  
demand loan  
      n      another name for       call loan  
demand management  
      n     (Economics)   the regulation of total spending in an economy to required levels, attempted by a government esp. in order to avoid unemployment or inflation: a measure advocated by Keynesian economists  
demand note  
      n   a promissory note payable on demand  
demand-pull inflation  
      n      See       inflation       2  
excess demand  
      n     (Economics)   a situation in which the market demand for a commodity is greater than its market supply, thus causing its market price to rise  
law of supply and demand  
      n   the theory that prices are determined by the interaction of supply and demand: an increase in supply will lower prices if not accompanied by increased demand, and an increase in demand will raise prices unless accompanied by increased supply  
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exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
v.
to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention

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