noun, plural de·sid·er·a·ta [dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh, -rah-, -zid-] /dɪˌsɪd əˈreɪ tə, -ˈrɑ-, -ˌzɪd-/.
- designated driver
Origin of desideratum
plural noun, singular de·sid·er·a·tum.
Examples from the Web for desideratum
To produce and to sell securities in the greatest possible quantity—that was the desideratum.'
I will now describe one or two methods employed to effect this desideratum.Magic|Ellis Stanyon
The desideratum is a really rough day, but that at Valencia is past praying for.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
The choice of soaps has considerable influence in promoting and maintaining this desideratum.The Ladies Book of Useful Information|Anonymous