[ ri-kwahyuhr-muhnt ]
See synonyms for: requirementrequirements on

  1. that which is required; a thing demanded or obligatory: One of the requirements of the job is accuracy.

  2. an act or instance of requiring.

  1. a need or necessity: to meet the requirements of daily life.

Origin of requirement

First recorded in 1520–30; require + -ment

synonym study 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.

Other words for requirement

Other words from requirement

  • non·re·quire·ment, noun
  • pre·re·quire·ment, noun
  • su·per·re·quire·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use requirement in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for requirement


/ (rɪˈkwaɪəmənt) /

  1. something demanded or imposed as an obligation: Latin is no longer a requirement for entry to university

  2. a thing desired or needed

  1. the act or an instance of requiring

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Other Idioms and Phrases with requirement


see meet the requirements.

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