What does demand mean?

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  1. The desire to purchase goods and services.
  2. (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.
  3. A need.
  4. A claim for something.
  5. A requirement.
  6. An urgent request.
  7. An order.
  8. (electricity supply) More precisely peak demand or peak load, 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.
  1. To request forcefully.
  2. To claim a right to something.
  3. To ask forcefully for information.
  4. To require of someone.
  5. (law) To issue a summons to court.
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