requirement

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

Nearby words

  1. requiem shark,
  2. requiescat,
  3. requiescat in pace,
  4. require,
  5. required,
  6. requisite,
  7. requisitely,
  8. requisition,
  9. requisitioner,
  10. requital

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 formsnon·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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Word Origin and History for prerequirements

requirement

n.

1520s, "request, requisition," from require + -ment. Meaning "things required, a need" is from 1660s. Meaning "that which must be accomplished, necessary condition" is from 1841. Related: Requirements.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with prerequirements

requirement

see meet the requirements.

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