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requirement

[ri-kwahyuh r-muh nt] /rɪˈkwaɪər mənt/
noun
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.
3.
a need or necessity:
to meet the requirements of daily life.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; require + -ment
Related forms
nonrequirement, noun
prerequirement, noun
superrequirement, noun
Synonyms
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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  • The insurance industry, in particular, has been fighting the requirement.
  • We used to live near a gas station and they repeatedly violated to requirement to use the vapor recovery system.
  • The right stuff may be a critical requirement for astronauts.
  • In mild-winter areas, choose those with a low chill requirement.
  • The requirement would not apply to school buses and may not apply to used buses.
  • But eliminating the requirement did not appreciably reduce the waiting time or the failure rate, officials said.
  • While a solid background in electronics is helpful, it's not always an absolute requirement.
  • At our school, being a full professor is a requirement for eventually having emeritus professor status when you retire.
  • The addition of more complex power cycles would reduce this requirement and help enable frost free operation.
  • Another requirement was having the wall double as seating space so they, and guests, could observe the tortoise in comfort.
British Dictionary definitions for requirement

requirement

/rɪˈkwaɪəmənt/
noun
1.
something demanded or imposed as an obligation: Latin is no longer a requirement for entry to university
2.
a thing desired or needed
3.
the act or an instance of requiring
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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