requirement

[ ri-kwahyuh r-muh nt ]
/ rɪˈkwaɪər mənt /

noun

that which is required; a thing demanded or obligatory: One of the requirements of the job is accuracy.
an act or instance of requiring.
a need or necessity: to meet the requirements of daily life.

Origin of requirement

First recorded in 1520–30; require + -ment

SYNONYMS FOR requirement

1 Requirement, requisite refer to that which is necessary. A requirement is some quality or performance demanded of a person in accordance with certain fixed regulations: requirements for admission to college. A requisite is not imposed from outside; it is a factor which is judged necessary according to the nature of things, or to the circumstances of the case: Efficiency is a requisite for success in business. Requisite may also refer to a concrete object judged necessary: the requisites for perfect grooming.
2 order, command, injunction, directive, demand, claim.

Related forms

non·re·quire·ment, nounpre·re·quire·ment, nounsu·per·re·quire·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prerequirements

requirement

/ (rɪˈkwaɪəmənt) /

noun

something demanded or imposed as an obligationLatin is no longer a requirement for entry to university
a thing desired or needed
the act or an instance of requiring
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Idioms and Phrases with prerequirements

requirement


see meet the requirements.

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