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desiderata

[ dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh, -rah-, -zid- ]
/ dɪˌsɪd əˈreɪ tə, -ˈrɑ-, -ˌzɪd- /
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Definition of desiderata

plural noun, singular de·sid·er·a·tum.
things wanted or needed; the plural of desideratum: “Happily-ever-after” and “eternal love” appear to be the desiderata of the current generation, to whom “fat chance” say those of us who are older, wiser, and more curmudgeonly.

OTHER WORDS FOR desiderata

essentials, necessities, requisites, sine qua nons.
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British Dictionary definitions for desiderata

desiderata
/ (dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtə) /

noun
the plural of desideratum
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