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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdemandde‧mand1 /dɪˈmɑːnd $ dɪˈmænd/ ●●● S2 W1 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [singular, uncountable]PE the need or desire that people have for particular goods and services 🔊 Production is increasing faster than demand.demand for 🔊 the demand for new housingin demand (=wanted) 🔊 As a speaker he was always in demand. supply and demand2 [countable]ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something a very firm request for something that you believe you have the right to get 🔊 demonstrations in support of the nationalists’ demandsdemand for 🔊 their demand for higher salariesdemand that 🔊 demands that he should resign3 demands4 popular demand5 on demandCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + demandhigh (=a lot of people want something)Demand for housing is higher than ever.low (=not many people want something)Recently the demand for new cars has been relatively low.a big demandThere’s always a big demand for photographs of celebrities.a great/huge demand (=very big)There is a huge demand for business software and services.increased/increasing/growing demandOne of the problems is the growing demand for housing.falling demand (=decreasing)the falling demand for coalconsumer demand (=the desire of consumers to buy goods)Consumer demand for new technology is strong.verbsmeet/satisfy demand (=supply as much as people need or want)There are reports that the company cannot produce enough to meet demand.keep up with demand (also keep pace with demand) (=satisfy the demand)Public funding for higher education has not kept up with demand.cope with demand (=satisfy demand)The existing services were not capable of coping with the demand for advice.increase/boost demandA very hard winter boosted the demand for natural gas.reduce demandHigher interest rates reduce the demand for credit.demand rises/increasesDemand for energy has continued to rise.demand falls (=becomes lower)Demand for the products has fallen in the last six months.phrasesbe much in demand (also be in great demand) (=be wanted by a lot of people)Fuel-efficient cars are now much in demand.supply outstrips/exceeds demand (=more is available than people need or want)In the 1980s, the supply of grain far exceeded the demand.a lack of demandMany factories closed through lack of demand.a surge in demand (=a sudden increase)There’s often a surge in demand for the Internet at the weekend.
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demandA demand from your boss that you babysit his children is clearly unreasonable.Some working moms worry about the conflicting demands of home and job.In short, there is a I 5,000-bushel shortage of or excess demand for, corn.Kallay returned to his original demands for the release of comrades from prison, and the resignation of the Sierra Leone government.The government has refused the rebels' demand to release their leader from prison.The union's demand for an 8% across-the-board increase is still under consideration.The kidnappers made several demands in their telephone call to police.A list of the students' demands was presented to the dean of the law school.This growth is necessary to mitigate the supply / demand imbalance and for the continued economic health of the region.The desire is great because the demands for knowing in life are so great.Recessions often start because the demand for credit falls.Though land is theoretically very expensive there, the recession has cut the demand.It follows that their demand for bank deposits is also growing at twice the rate of growth of nominal income.With demand for short and medium term paper picking up, most issues registered gains of up to £3/4.demand forGlover faced a demand for his resignation.There isn't much demand for leaded gasoline anymore.demand thatHis indignation frequently boiled over to a point where he thought and demanded that a libel writ should be issued.Prestige, if nothing else, demanded that it be entered into with due pomp and circumstance.The work of individuation, however, demands that one should not be compulsively affected in this way.But Eliades is demanding that pot, plus Lewis' fight fee of around £5m, is frozen by a court judge.For their part, opposition leaders demanded that Mr Fujimori step down immediately in favour of a transition government.Administrators finally bowed to demands that the university be renamed.Giving up his five wives and dozen concubines, Vladimir demanded that all his subjects in Kiev become baptized.We demanded that every student who took part in the protest be granted amnesty.The polyester products maker attributed the forecast to weak world-wide demand that has lowered production volumes and increased manufacturing costs.