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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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Examples from the web for requirements
  • Attempts to reduce capital requirements in busts are equally fraught.
  • Dow believes eliminating current visa requirements could double the number of visitors from that country.
  • No other language of the time could meet these requirements.
  • Heat requirements also play a role in your choice of citrus.
  • The misgivings stem from questions about technical maturity, shifting requirements and adequate funding.
  • The research requirements are the same for all academically qualified faculty.
  • For those that remain open, minimum capital-adequacy requirements have been doubled.
  • Likewise, understanding the environmental requirements of plants is important for plant conservation.
  • The water and fertilizer needs of shrubs vary widely, so it's important to learn each plant's requirements before purchase.
  • It wants the government to restrain speculative inflows by imposing far higher initial margin requirements on currency futures.
British Dictionary definitions for requirements

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 requirements

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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requirements in Technology

programming
The first stage of software development which defines what the potential users want the system to do. In modern methods these requirements should be testable, and will usually be traceable in later development stages. A common feature of nearly all software is that the requirements change during its lifetime.
See software life-cycle.
(1995-11-11)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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requirement

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