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demand

noun (NEED)    /dɪˈmɑːnd/ US  /-ˈmænd/
B2 [C or U] a need for something to be sold or supplied : There was little demand for tickets . Good teachers are always in ( great ) demand (= are always needed ).Essential or necessary demands [plural] the difficult things that you have to do: The demands of nursing are too great for a lot of people . His new job makes a lot of demands on him (= he has to work very hard).Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of demand noun (NEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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