requirement

[ri-kwahyuhr-muhnt]
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:
1520–30; require + -ment

nonrequirement, noun
prerequirement, noun
superrequirement, noun


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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requirement (rɪˈkwaɪəmənt)
 
n
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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requirements definition

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)

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Example sentences
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.
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