plural noun, singular de·sid·er·a·tum.
noun, plural de·sid·er·a·ta [dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh, -rah-, -zid-] /dɪˌsɪd əˈreɪ tə, -ˈrɑ-, -ˌzɪd-/.
Origin of desideratum
Examples from the Web for desiderata
Purity of conception and faultlessness of workmanship were still the desiderata of music.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
The late Mr. Huth long remained unpersuaded that books of this character were desiderata.The Book-Collector|William Carew Hazlitt
The system of Delsarte responds to all these desiderata of æsthetics.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
Our trenches possessed few of the desiderata carefully laid down in the Field Service pocket-book.Wounded and a Prisoner of War|Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
As we observed above, directly signboards were generally adopted, quaintness became one of the desiderata, and costliness another.The History of Signboards|Jacob Larwood