Supply and demand

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Supply and demand (Polit. Econ)Demand means the quantity of a given article which would be taken at a given price. Supply means the quantity of that article which could be had at that price.” F. A. Walker.
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Usage

In literature:

Give them a little lecture on the old law of supply and demand.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Where the demand exists and where there is sufficient inducement offered, the supply is always forthcoming.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
There came a time when the demand for stock was so heavy that he looked about him for a new point of supply and saw Mexico.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Food Supply and Demand, Mrs. Edward P. Costigan, Washington, D. C.; 8.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
The two phenomena go hand in hand, as supply and demand.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Tubby was disconsolate because the supply was so limited and the demand so great.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
We wonder, indeed, how they managed to supply such a sudden and universal demand.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
It now falls back on a question of supply and demand.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
You leave your marriages to be settled by "supply and demand," instead of wholesome law.
"Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne" by John Ruskin
A loud demand might bring forth an unexpected supply from these and other sources.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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In poetry:

This grievous yoke I cannot bear,
This high demand I cannot clear."
Grace stops the mouth of such complaints,
And store of full supply presents.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

When the dust settles, those companies that can effectively manage demand and supply chain risk will be better positioned to grow.
Supply and Demand Risk Management in Turbulent Times.
Spam's supply and demand .
Organic supply and demand .
It's Back To Supply And Demand .
The Law of Supply and Demand Falls Silent for RFID Pricing.
A Matter of Supply and Demand .
To supply that demand, Tina and Dante Renzini of Montecastelli, near Umbertide, import boars from Hungary, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.
Despite lower demand growth, vegetable oil supplies will struggle to keep up with demand due to constraints relating to land, yields and weather.
DELBERT BLAND didn't have to go to college to learn the law of supply and demand.
Higher corn and soybean prices have created increased demand for agricultural equipment and that demand is backing up all the way through the supply chain.
On paper it looks like the fundamentals of a more normal supply and demand are kicking in.
USDA will be releasing their updated World and US supply and demand data tomorrow morning 7:30am CST.
BANGKOK – Oil prices retreated Wednesday after a big jump the day before, weighed down by the outlook for ample supplies and weak demand.
Demand for big data and analytics experts is on the rise, but it will take years for the supply to catch up.
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In science:

Textbooks on economics give examples of such departures from the law of supply (work supply) and law of demand (Giffen assets) .
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
It seems to us that the above distributions should determine the shape of the supply and demand curves for equilibrium markets.
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
Dynamics of the cobweb model with adaptive expectations and non-linear supply and demand.
The Reality Game
The big idea is that there is a simple mechanism, which is the law of supply and demand, which leads to a solution of both problems.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
This is that prices go up when demand exceeds supply and go down in the reverse case.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
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