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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun requirement:


Requirement is a member of the word family require, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun requirement

What does requirement mean as a name of something?

Requirement is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: requirements

  1. required activity
    • example: the requirements of his work affected his health
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of requirement: demand
    • more generic words: duty / obligation / responsibility = the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
  2. anything indispensable
    • example: allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of requirement: essential / necessary / necessity / requisite
    • more generic word: thing = a separate and self-contained entity
    • more specific words:
      • desideratum = something desired as a necessity
      • must = a necessary or essential thing
      • need / want = anything that is necessary but lacking
  3. something that is required in advance

Alternative definition of the noun requirement


  1. A necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory.
  2. Something asked.
  3. [engineering] A statement (in domain specific terms) which specifies a verifiable constraint on an implementation that it shall undeniably meet or (a) be deemed unacceptable, or (b) result in implementation failure, or (c) result in system failure.


Requirement: In engineering, a requirement is a singular documented need of what a particular product or service should be or perform. It is most commonly used in a formal sense in systems engineering, software engineering, or enterprise engineering. It is a statement that identifies a necessary attribute, capability, characteristic, or quality of a system in order for it to have value and utility to a user.

  • also known as Zahtev, Kriterij, Kebutuhan

Phrases with Requirement

  1. academic requirement
  2. language requirement
  3. Functional requirement
  4. Peak Vehicle Requirement
  5. Non-functional requirement

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Requirement

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Google previewHow to Choose Your Major (2017)

by Mary E. Ghilani

The minimum educational requirement is a bachelor's ...

Google previewAn Introduction to Global Studies (2011)

by Patricia J. Campbell, Aran MacKinnon, Christy R. Stevens

Last Resort: The third requirement is that a state can resort to war only if it has exhausted all other alternatives for a peaceful resolution. 4 Right Motivation: The fourth requirement is that states must have the right motivation, pursuing war only ...

Google previewThe Regulation of International Trade (2005)

by M. J. Trebilcock, Robert Howse

The internal trade requirement is that duties and other restrictive regulations of commerce, with some exceptions, must be eliminated on substantially all the trade within the free trade area (Article XXIV:8(b)). For a CU, or an interim agreement ...

Google previewActive Networks (2000)

Second International Working Conference, IWAN 2000 Tokyo, Japan, October 16-18, 2000 Proceedings by Hiroshi Yasuda

The first requirement is that an SLS should be translated into policies easily by hand or mechanically if the SLS is simple. An SLS is described declaratively, but not procedurally, by using a natural language or a formal language. If a policy ...

Google previewAccounting for Public Utilities (2016)

by Robert L. Hahne, Gregory E. Aliff

The third requirement is that the cost of the intertie may not be included in the utility's rate base. The next requirement is that the intertie will be used for transmitting electricity. Finally, the cost of the intertie is capitalized by the generator as an ...

Google previewPreventing Adolescent Suicide (2013)

by Dave Capuzzi, Larry Golden

The first requirement is that the program have a community base.

where they need it The next requirement is the incorporation of three basic, interrelated subprograms or program components: inoculation, crisis intervention, and postvention.

Google previewA Shared Vision of Manufacturing Research (1991)

1990 Japan-U.S. Manufacturing Research Exchange

A first requirement is an on-line algorithm for the coordination of two manipulators sharing a common, cluttered...

A second requirement is a geometric model of hand motion in order to develop a master-slave scheme for finger path planning.

Google previewGroup Work Practice to Advance Social Competence (2010)

A Specialized Methodology for Social Work by Norma C. Lang

A third requirement is the provision of opportunity for a great deal of practice with many groups, through which the practitioner can gain an extended view of the characteristics of the practice and the variations within it. An additional dimension ...

Google previewThe Lutheran Witness (1884)

The first requirement is that we marry in faith. This means not so much that we rest assured our betrothed will remain true to the marriage-vow, but rather that we enter upon this estate with the full assurance our marlied life is honorable in all ...

Google previewSuperstring Construction (2012)

by A.N. Schellekens

The first requirement is that the two-dimensional field theory describing a string theory in d dimensions must...

The second requirement is that the theory should be invariant under reparametrizations of the coordinates on the world-sheet, ...

Google previewResidential Gateways: Volume II

The first requirement is the ability to provide sufficient data transfer capability ( from NIUs to CPIs) to allow the coexistence of the envisioned services. The highest bandwidth requirements for the backplane will thus be determined by the need ...

Google previewUnderstanding Human Rights Principles (2001)

by Justice (Society)

The second requirement is that there be a proper framework of questions and considerations. (1) No matter what the phrases with which intensive Human Rights Act Review becomes associated, that review will need to be focused on an ...

Google previewGeneral Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1998 (2000)

Report of the Joint Committee on Taxation, U. S. Congress by William Roth, Bill Archer

The third requirement is that the CFC be engaged in the insurance business and ...

Google previewDictionary Of Social Work (2010)

The Definitive A to Z of Social Work and Social Care by John Pierson

drug treatment requirement, drug testing requirement 187 to identify different types of misuse and degrees of harm as a basis for referral. Generic services may also provide brief interventions for people at lower levels of misuse. In Tiers 3 and ...

Google previewTaxonomic Dictionary of Relations

by Andries van Renssen

for conceptual requirement for a magnitude of an aspect being greater than a number on a scale (5493). shall be a scale value of a is an inverse phrase for conceptual requirement for quantification of a characteristic by a number on a scale ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress (2011)

by Scot Schraufnagel

citizens; second, they must reside in the state they represent; and third, there is a minimum age requirement. The Framers set the citizenship requirement at seven years for members of the House of Representatives ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the United States Congress (2009)

by Robert E. Dewhirst, John David Rausch

In 1807 the House of Representatives seated a member-elect who was challenged for not being in compliance with a state law imposing a 12- month residency requirement in the district. The House determined that the additional residency ...

Google previewLinguistics Encyclopedia (2004)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

The requirement thatall categoriesshould be definedbysyntagmatic functions means that inthecontent analysisno separationismade between morphologyandsyntax. Both word classes,which ( according toglossematics) are ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics (2013)

by R.L. Trask

The requirement, in some derivational theories of grammar, that operations which change a syntactic representation during the course of a derivation may not alter the identity or location of labelled nodes in the tree. For example, if an NP node ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Technical Education

Overall Considerations The basic operating requirement for the main propulsion system is to propel the vessel at the required sustained sea speed for the range ( or endurance) required of the vessel and to provide stopping, backing, and ...

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There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead. (Arthur Honegger)
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Scrabble value of R1E1Q10U1I1R1E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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