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English definition of “demand”

demand

noun [C/U]    /dɪˈmænd/
something asked for forcefully, or something that you accept as necessary: [C] The union’s major demand was for improved benefits. [C] The demands of nursing are too great for a lot of people. Demand is also need: [C] We can’t meet the demand for tickets to the game. [U] Good teachers are always in demand (= needed). Demand is also the desire to buy goods: There was weak demand for imported goods last month.
(Definition of demand noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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