demand

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noun – 1. a need or use caused by necessity, high current demand on a generator a situation requiring the generator to produce a lot of electricity 2. a request which is made firmly, on demand when asked for or ordered. A computer will produce, on demand, a flight plan giving the optimum route, levels and fuel. verb – 1. to require as a necessity. Higher operating weights of modern aircraft demand an increase in the number of wheels fitted to the landing gear. 2. to ask firmly. He demanded an explanation.

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