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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 of requirement
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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  • Any unusual color is looked on with suspicion by a person who understands the requirements of good meat.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Men are not equal, either in their faculties or in their requirements.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • York Factory supplying the requirements of the former and Moose Factory the latter.

    Canadian Wilds Martin Hunter
  • The Rocket alone met all the requirements and won the prize.

    The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
  • The requirements of the immigration authorities are easily met by various simple subterfuges.

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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Idioms and Phrases with requirements

requirement

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