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demand [ di'ma:nd] vt.要求;需要;询问

demand [di'ma:nd] vt. 要求

demand [di'ma:nd] 需求

视频点播 video on demand (VOD)

三来一补企业 "the enterprises that process raw materials on clients' demands, assemble parts for the clients and process according to the clients' samples; or engage in compensation trade."

外需 overseas market demand

音频点播 AOD (audio-on-demand)

IS Information On Demand 点播信息

LBC Interactive Video On Demand 交互点播电视

NC Multimedia Video On Demand System 多媒体视频点播系统

NEB Near Audio-On-Demand 准点播音频

OB Near Video On Demand 准视频点播

VOD Video-On-Demand 视频点播

NVOD Near Video On Demand 近视频点播

VoD Video on Demand 视频点播

扩大内需,刺激消费expand domestic demand and consumption

扩大内需 to expand domestic demand

扩大内需 to expand domestic demand

扩大国内需求 the expansion of domestic demand

扩大内需 to expand domestic demand

扩大内需,刺激消费expand domestic demand and consumption

conditions of demand 需求情况

customer demand 顾客需求

demand characteristics 需求特征

demand curve 需求曲线

demand-oriented pricing 需求导向定价法

derived demand 衍生需求

price elasticity of demand 需求的价格弹性

primary demand 基本需求

selective demand 选择性需求

清理未付款 to ask an account; to demand an account

即期汇票 sight bill; bill on demand

兑现率; 兑现汇率 demand rate

demand history
需求记录

demand note
付款通知书

There is no doubt that the increase in demand caused the rise in prices.
毫无疑问,需求的增长导致了价格的上涨。

aggregate demand 总需求量

Demand 需求,要求

demand analysis 需求分析

demand deposit 活期存款

demand forecast 需求预测

demand loan 活期放款

demand note 即期票据,交费通知

demand over supply 供不应求

demand-pull inflation 由需求引起的通货膨胀

pent-up demand 被抑制的需求

latent demand 潜在需求

law of supply and demand 供需法则

market demand price 市场需求价格

overall demand and supply 总需求和总供给

potencial demand 潜在需求

special demands 特别要求,特别需求

supply and demand relation 供求关系

supply exceeds demand 供过于求

supply over demand 供过于求

theory of demand-pull inflation 需求拉动通货膨胀理论

The problems to be resolved demand, and create, spiritual resources which the prosperous ease of a golden age will never inspire.
等待解决的问题需要并且造成了黄金时代的繁荣安逸不可能激发的精神资源。

Hard work will be demanded of students in this course.
这门课程要求学生用功去学。

The increased population is demanding too much of the electricity supply.
人口的增长对电力供应的需求太高了。

The sales manager overestimated the demand and the company was as a result left with 20,000 unsold copies.
销售经理过高地估计了需求,公司因此有两万册书没有售出去。

There has been an explosive demand for computers these years.
近几年对计算机的需求大量增长。

Hard work will be demanded of students in this course.
这门课程要求学生下苦功去学。

Have you any idea what a full-time political career will demand of you?
你知道专门从政要求你具备些什么吗?

The authorities showed no signs of giving in to the demands.
当局对民众的要求毫无妥协的迹象。

Passengers must show their tickets on demand.
查票时旅客须出示车票。

This will be paid on demand.
索款即付。

Babies should be fed on demand.
必须在婴儿需要喂食时才喂。

This has forced airlines to discount fares heavily in order to encourage demand.
这迫使航空公司为鼓励需求而对票价大打折扣。

There are several steps that can be taken, of which the chief one is to demand of all the organizations that exist with the declared objectives of safeguarding the interests of animals that they should declare clearly where they stand on violence towards people.
有几项措施可以采取,其中主要的是要所有宣布以保护动物利益为目标的组织都明确宣布他们对于人类所受到的暴力袭击表决坚定的立场、

While the fact of this consumer revolution is hardly in doubt, three key questions remain: who were the consumers? What were their motives? And what were the effect of the new demand for luxuries?
然而这种消费革命的情况还有疑问,三个关键的问题是:消费者是什么人?他们的动机是什么?对于奢侈品的新型需求的效果是什么?

Unless productivity growth is unexpectedly large, however, the expansion of real output must eventually begin to slow down to the economy’s larger run growth potential if generalized demand pressures on prices are to be avoided.
除非生产力的增长出人意料的大,不然实际产出的扩大最终要开始减缓以适应经济的可持续发展,这样才能避免价格的综合需求压力。

With socialists demanding an end to‘wage slavery’anarchists singing the praises of the virtues of dynamite, middle-of-the-roaders like Samuel Gompers and McGuire.
社会主义者强烈要求结束“薪水奴隶制”,而无政府主义者高唱“炸药”的价值,像Samuel和McGuire这样的中间道路者显得相对温和。

For all these reasons, reading newspapers efficiently, which means getting what you want from them without missing things you need but without wasting time, demands skill and self-awareness as you modify and apply the techniques of reading.
因为所有这些原因,要进行有效读报的话,既要得到你需要的信息又不浪费时间,需要选择和应用良好的阅读技能和自我了解。

They refused to bend to the hijackers' demands.
他们拒绝屈从于劫机者的要求。

The chief of the police department demanded severe punishments for criminals.
警察局长要求严惩罪犯。

Women demand equal pay for equal work.
妇女要求同工同酬。

They signed a petition in support of the workers' demands.
他们在请愿书上签名,支持工人的请求。

We've already had a big demand for this product.
这种产品我们已有很大的需要求量。

Marriage! Nothing else demands so much from a man!
结婚!没有什么比结婚对人要求更多的了。

We've already had a big demand for this product.
这种产品我们已有很大的需要求量。

The demand for our products has kept rising.
要求定购我们产品的人越来越多。

Demand Draft (D/D) 票汇

Would you please put it on top?能请你把它放在最上面吗?We demand better pay.我们要求增加工资。

@@@ 要求, 请求
ask for 要, 要求; 找
at one's request & at the request of 在...的要求之下, 应...的要求
attendance required 要求参加, 必须参加
be hard on 对...要求严厉
beg A for B 向A恳求得到B
by request 应邀, 应...的请求
call for 需要; 要求
call on/uponsb. to do sth. 邀请或要求某人做某事
change for 收费, 要价
excuse from 请求免除; 得到解脱
fall back on 依赖, 依靠; 求助于
fit the bill 符合要求, 适合要求
go after 追求; 争取
hunger for 渴望, 渴求
insist on/upon 坚持, 坚决要求
lay claim to 声称/要求...是自己的; 争...的所有权
make demands of/on 对...提出要求; 有求于...
meet demands (of) 满足要求
push for 急切要求; 力图得到
put forward 提出(要求、事实等)
satisfy one's needs & satisfy the need of 满足...要求

@@@ 需要
cater to 满足...的需要, 迎合
get along without 可以没有, 可以不需要
in demand 被需求
in need of 需要, 急需
meet one's/the needs 满足需要
serve as/for 充当; 用作, 满足(需要)

in demand 非常需要的,受欢迎的

These two grades are very much in demand.
这两种等级(的货)目前需求甚殷。

Our demand for this product is steadily on the increase.
我们对该产品的需求正在稳步地增长。

查询 demand

供不应求 [gōng bú yìng qiú] /(saying) demand exceeds supply/

供求 [gōng qiú] /supply and demand (econ.)/

供需 [gōng xū] /supply and demand/

紧俏 [jǐn qiào] /(merchandise) in high demand/

求 [qiú] /to seek/to look for/to request/to demand/to beseech/

热门货 [rè mén huò] /goods in great demand/

索 [suǒ] /to search/to demand/to ask/to exact/large rope/isolated/

索取 [suǒ qǔ] /to ask/to demand/

讨 [tǎo] /ask for/send punitive expedition/to demand/to marry/

需要 [xū yào] /to need/to want/to demand/needs/to require/

要 [yāo] /demand/ask/request/coerce/

要求 [yāo qiú] /request/require/stake a claim (to something)/to ask/to demand/

Shielded by third-party payers from the cost of our care, we demand everything that can possibly be done for us, even if it's useless.
由于医疗费用由第三方支付,我们常常要求用尽所有的医疗手段,即使它们不会有任何作用。

One more reason not to lose sleep over the rise in oil prices is that, unlike the rises in the 1970s, it has not occurred against the background of general commodity-price inflation and global excess demand.
另外一个不应因油价上升而失眠的原因是,与20世纪70年代不同,这次油价上升不是发生在普遍的物价暴涨及全球需求过旺背景之下。

I believe that the most important forces behind the massive M&A wave are the same that underlie the globalization process: falling transportation and communication costs, lower trade and investment barriers and enlarged markets that require enlarged operations capable of meeting customers' demands.
我认为,推动这股巨大的并购浪潮的最主要的力量,也是推动全球化进程的力量,包括日趋下降的运输与通讯费用,较低的贸易与投资壁垒,以及市场的扩大和为满足市场需求而进行的扩大生产。

Certainly people do not seem less interested in success and its signs now than formerly.
当然,现在人们对成功及其标志的兴趣似乎并未比从前减弱,
Summer homes, European travel, BMWs — The locations, place names and name brands may change, but such items do not seem less in demand today than a decade or two years ago.
避暑别墅,欧洲旅行、宝马车——它们的位置、地名和商标可能会改变,但现在对这些东西的需求似乎并未比一二十年前减少。

The paid manager acting for the company was in more direct relation with the men and their demands, but even he had seldom that familiar personal knowledge of the workmen which the employer had often had under the more patriarchal system of the old family business now passing away.
领取报酬后代表公司经营的经理与工人和工人的需求形成更加直接的关系,但甚至他也很少像正在被淘汰的旧式家族企业的家长制中的雇主那样对工人有着亲近的、个人化的了解。

Money spent on advertising is money spent as well as any I know of.
花在广告上的钱和我所知花在任何别处的钱一样值得。
It serves directly to assist a rapid distribution of goods at reasonable price, thereby establishing a firm home market and so making it possible to provide for export at competitive prices.
它直接有助于商品以合理的价格销售,由此建立稳固的国内市场,并使商品能以富有竞争力的价格出口。
By drawing attention to new ideas it helps enormously to raise standards of living.
它吸引人们对新观念的注意,极大地提高生活标准。
By helping to increase demand it ensures an increased need for labour, and is therefore an effective way to fight unemployment.
广告有助于增加市场需求,从而确保对劳动力需求的增加,因此是遏制失业的一个有效方法。
It lowers the costs of many services: without advertisements your daily newspaper would cost four times as much, the price of your television licence would need to be doubled, and travel by bus or tube would cost 20 per cent more.
它降低了多种服务费用,没有广告,每天看的报纸价格会上涨四倍,电视收视费会翻番,公共汽车或地铁票也得提高20%以上。

So-called intelligent behaviour demands memory, remembering being a primary requirement for reasoning.
用于解决问题或是辨别出有问题存在的所谓的智力行为需要记忆,记忆能力是推理的一个基本需求。

Thus, in the American economic system it is the demand of individual consumers, coupled with the desire of businessmen to maximize profits and the desire of individuals to maximize their incomes, that together determine what shall be produced and how resources are used to produce it.
因此,在美国经济体制中,消费者个人的需求,加上商人获取最大利润的追求及消费者想最大限度提高购买力的愿望三者共同决定应该生产什么和如何利用资源来生产这些产品。

An important factor in a market-oriented economy is the mechanism by which consumer demands can be expressed and responded to by producers.
市场型经济中的一个重要因素是反映消费者需求以及生产者对消费者需求作出反应的机制。

In the American economy, this mechanism is provided by a price system, a process in which prices rise and fall in response to relative demands of consumers and supplies offered by seller-producers.
在美国经济中,这一机制是由价格体制体现的,价格随消费者的相对需求与生产者的供应情况而上下浮动。

If the products is in short supply relative to the demand, the price will be bid up and some consumers will be eliminated from the market.
如果供不应求,价格就上升,有些消费者就会被排挤出市场。

{adj: adjusted} adjusted to demands of daily living; showing emotional stability
<-> maladjusted

{adj: appeasing, placating, placative, placatory} tending or intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
"the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"
"placating (or placative) gestures"
"an astonishingly placatory speech"

{adj: arduous} difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
"the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

{adj: attuned, keyed, tuned} so adjusted as to be appropriate or brought into harmony
"an industry not attuned to the demands of the market"
"a remark keyed to the situation"
"charges finely tuned to the amount a student can afford"

{adj: baffling, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough} making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
"a baffling problem"
"I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"
"a problematic situation at home"

{adj: blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous} conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
"blatant radios"
"a clamorous uproar"
"strident demands"
"a vociferous mob"

{adj: callable} subject to a demand for payment before due date
"callable bonds"

{adj: captious, faultfinding} tending to find and call attention to faults
"a captious pedant"
"an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"

{adj: ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting} uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
"the ceaseless thunder of surf"
"in constant pain"
"night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"
"the never-ending search for happiness"
"the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"
"man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"
"unremitting demands of hunger"

{adj: clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant} demanding attention
"clamant needs"
"a crying need"
"regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
"insistent hunger"
"an instant need"

{adj: collectible, collectable, payable} subject to or requiring payment especially as specified
"a collectible bill"
"a note payable on demand"
"a check payable to John Doe"

{adj: colossal, prodigious, stupendous} so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
"colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"
"has a colossal nerve"
"a prodigious storm"
"a stupendous field of grass"
"stupendous demand"

{adj: cosmologic, cosmological} pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
"cosmologic philosophy"
"a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God"

{adj: coveted, desired, in demand, sought after} greatly desired

{adj: cushy, soft, easygoing} not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
"what a cushy job!"
"the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"
"a soft job"

{adj: demanding} requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
"found the job very demanding"
"a baby can be so demanding"
<-> undemanding

{adj: due, owed} owed and payable immediately or on demand
"payment is due"
<-> undue

{adj: easy} less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
"commodities are easy this quarter"

{adj: effective} existing in fact; not theoretical; real
"a decline in the effective demand"
"confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

{adj: excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable} beyond normal limits
"excessive charges"
"a book of inordinate length"
"his dress stops just short of undue elegance"
"unreasonable demands"

{adj: factitious} not produced by natural forces
"brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"

{adj: glutted, overfull} exceeding demand
"a glutted market"

{adj: grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting} not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
"grim determination"
"grim necessity"
"Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"
"relentless persecution"
"the stern demands of parenthood"

{adj: huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian} unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
"huge government spending"
"huge country estates"
"huge popular demand for higher education"
"a huge wave"
"the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains"
"immense numbers of birds"
"at vast (or immense) expense"
"the vast reaches of outer space"
"the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge

{adj: incapable, incompetent, unequal to} not meeting requirements
"unequal to the demands put upon him"

{adj: insatiate, insatiable, unsatiable} impossible to satisfy
"an insatiate appetite"
"an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore"
"his passion for work was unsatiable"
<-> satiate

{adj: light} demanding little effort; not burdensome
"light housework"
"light exercise"

{adj: maladjusted} poorly adjusted to demands and stresses of daily living
"a maladjusted child"
<-> adjusted

{adj: marketable} being in demand by especially employers
"marketable skills"

{adj: moderate, restrained} marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
"moderate in his demands"
"restrained in his response"

{adj: moderate} being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
"moderate prices"
"a moderate income"
"a moderate fine"
"moderate demands"
"a moderate estimate"
"a moderate eater"
"moderate success"
"a kitchen of moderate size"
"the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
<-> immoderate

{adj: needy} demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree

{adj: negotiable, on the table} able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise
"negotiable demands"
"the proposal is still on the table"

{adj: off-peak} of a period of less than maximal use or demand or activity
"off-peak telephone rates"
"off-peak fares"
<-> peak

{adj: particular, peculiar, special} unique or specific to a person or thing or category
"the particular demands of the job"
"has a particular preference for Chinese art"
"a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"
"an expression peculiar to Canadians"
"rights peculiar to the rich"
"the special features of a computer"
"my own special chair"

{adj: peak} of a period of maximal use or demand or activity
"at peak hours the streets traffic is unbelievable"
<-> off-peak

{adj: positive} characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
"a positive attitude"
"the reviews were all positive"
"a positive benefit"
"a positive demand"
<-> negative, neutral

{adj: retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory} of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
"retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"

{adj: rigorous, stringent, tight} demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
"rigorous discipline"
"tight security"
"stringent safety measures"

{adj: scarce} deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
<-> abundant

{adj: specific} (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
"rules with specific application"
"demands specific to the job"
"a specific and detailed account of the accident"
<-> general, nonspecific

{adj: stern, strict, exacting} severe and unremitting in making demands
"an exacting instructor"
"a stern disciplinarian"
"strict standards"

{adj: strident, shrill} being sharply insistent on being heard
"strident demands"
"shrill criticism"

{adj: superhuman} above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance
"superhuman beings"
"superhuman strength"
"soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery"
<-> subhuman

{adj: undemanding} not demanding; requiring little if any patience or effort or skill
"the pay was adequate and the job undemanding"
"simple undemanding affection"
"an undemanding boss"
<-> demanding

{adv: alike, likewise} equally
"parents and teachers alike demanded reforms"

{adv: demandingly} in a demanding manner
"he became demandingly dominant over the years"

{adv: obstreperously, loudly, clamorously} in manner that attracts attention
"obstreperously, he demanded to get service"

{n: M1} a measure of the money supply; includes currency in circulation plus demand deposits or checking account balances

{n: Ricardo, David Ricardo} English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)

{n: Treaty of Versailles} the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans

{n: absentmindedness} preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored

{n: accession, assenting} agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
"accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent"
"assenting to the Congressional determination"

{n: accord and satisfaction} the settlement of a debt by paying less than the amount demanded in exchange for extinguishing the debt

{n: appeasement, calming} the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)

{n: appeaser} someone who tries to bring peace by acceding to demands
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last"--Winston Churchill

{n: assembly, assemblage, gathering} the social act of assembling
"they demanded the right of assembly"
<-> disassembly

{n: authoring language} software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming

{n: backseat} a secondary or inferior position or status
"tennis has had to take a backseat while his work is so demanding"

{n: ball-buster, ball-breaker} a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence

{n: ball-buster, ball-breaker} a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing
"Vietnam was a ball-breaker"

{n: basic, staple} (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

{n: boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce} a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"

{n: call loan, demand loan} a loan that is repayable on demand

{n: call, claim} a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

{n: calling into question, demand for explanation} a challenge to defend what someone has said

{n: call} a demand for a show of hands in a card game
"after two raises there was a call"

{n: canvas, canvass} the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
"the crowded canvas of history"
"the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

{n: cause of action} a claim sufficient to demand judicial attention; the facts that give rise to right of action

{n: certiorari, writ of certiorari} a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case

{n: challenge} a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

{n: challenge} a demanding or stimulating situation
"they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"

{n: challenge} questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
"his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"

{n: checking account} a bank account against which the depositor can drawn checks payable on demand

{n: chokehold, choke hold} a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
"he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"

{n: claim} demand for something as rightful or due
"they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

{n: commercial bank, full service bank} a financial institution that accepts demand deposits and makes loans and provides other services for the public

{n: community chest} a charity supported by individual subscriptions; defrays the demands on a community for social welfare

{n: demand deposit} a bank deposit from which withdrawals can be made without notice

{n: demand feeding} feeding a baby or animal whenever it shows a need

{n: demand for identification} as by a sentry

{n: demand note} a note payable on demand

{n: demand-pull inflation} inflation caused by an increase in demand or in the supply of money

{n: demander} a person who makes demands

{n: demand} an urgent or peremptory request
"his demands for attention were unceasing"

{n: demand} the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
"the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"
"the demand exceeded the supply"
<-> supply

{n: demand} the act of demanding
"the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"

{n: direct action} a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands

{n: doubting Thomas} someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)

{n: duty, responsibility, obligation} the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
"we must instill a sense of duty in our children"
"every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

{n: encore} an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand

{n: exaction} act of demanding or levying by force or authority
"exaction of tribute"
"exaction of various dues and fees"

{n: exactness, exactitude} the quality of being exact
"he demanded exactness in all details"
"a man of great exactitude"
<-> inexactness

{n: function} a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
"height is a function of age"
"price is a function of supply and demand"

{n: glycogenesis} the conversion of glucose to glycogen when the glucose in the blood exceeds the demand

{n: grocery list, shopping list} a list of heterogenous items that someone wants
"the union came to the table with a whole grocery list of demands"

{n: hate, hatred} the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
<-> love

{n: hot stock, hot issue} newly issued stock that is in great public demand

{n: hyperventilation} an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued

{n: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure} the state of demanding notice or attention
"the insistence of their hunger"
"the press of business matters"

{n: imperativeness, instancy} urgently demanding attention
"he pressed his demand with considerable instancy"

{n: insistence, insisting} continual and persistent demands

{n: insurance claim} demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy

{n: interpellation} (parliament) a procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy

{n: itinerant, gypsy, gipsy} a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
"itinerant traders"

{n: job action} a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands

{n: joker} an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent
"when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract"

{n: load-shedding} cutting off the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply

{n: lockout} a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms

{n: margin call, call} a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement

{n: market forces} the interaction of supply and demand that shapes a market economy

{n: martinet, disciplinarian, moralist} someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

{n: need, demand} a condition requiring relief
"she satisfied his need for affection"
"God has no need of men to accomplish His work"
"there is a demand for jobs"

{n: note, promissory note, note of hand} a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
"I had to co-sign his note at the bank"

{n: production} (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law
"the appellate court demanded the production of all documents"

{n: protection} the activity of protecting someone or something
"the witnesses demanded police protection"

{n: quality, character, lineament} a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
"each town has a quality all its own"
"the radical character of our demands"

{n: ramrod} a harshly demanding overseer

{n: ransom, ransom money} money demanded for the return of a captured person

{n: red flag} something that irritates or demands immediate action
"doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull"

{n: reparation} (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
"Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I"

{n: requirement, demand} required activity
"the requirements of his work affected his health"
"there were many demands on his time"

{n: requisition} the act of requiring; an authoritative request or demand, especially by a military or public authority that takes something over (usually temporarily) for military or public use


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