[ri-kwahyuh r-muh nt]
Origin of requirement
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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.
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Examples from the Web for requirement
So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
But until recently, there was no requirement for government agencies to report deaths in police custody.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
There is no requirement for a member of Congress to resign after pleading guilty to a felony.The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress
Ben Jacobs, David Freedlander
December 23, 2014
The requirement might state a general purpose like: This aircraft must be able to hit X target though Y anticipated threat.America’s Advanced Stealth Jet Flies on 1990s Tech
October 1, 2014
In his youth, Dovlatov was conscripted to guard one, satisfying the requirement for military service.From Moscow to Queens, Down Sergei Dovlatov Way
September 15, 2014
The rashness of such a requirement and statement can escape no one.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III]
Benedict of Spinoza
"There is one requirement that Joro insists on," Sira said in a low voice.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
I shouldn't say that shooting a defenseless man answers that requirement.The Vagrant Duke
The economists have not been active in urging their subject as a requirement.
It is an advantage in that it can be adapted to almost any requirement.
- 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 requirement
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with requirement
see meet the requirements.
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