Definitions for Requirementrɪˈkwaɪər mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•quire•ment*rɪˈkwaɪər mənt(n.)

  1. something required.

  2. an act or instance of requiring.

  3. a need or necessity:

    the requirements of daily life.

* Syn: 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 that 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.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. requirement, demand(noun)

    required activity

    "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"

  2. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary(noun)

    anything indispensable

    "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"

  3. prerequisite, requirement(noun)

    something that is required in advance

    "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. requirement(noun)ɪˈkwaɪər mənt

    sth that you need or must do

    software requirements for computer games; a legal requirement to pay salaries on time

  2. requirementɪˈkwaɪər mənt

    to do what must be done according to a rule

    students who do not meet the graduation requirements


  1. requirement(Noun)

    A necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory.

  2. requirement(Noun)

    Something asked.

  3. requirement(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Requirement(noun)

    the act of requiring; demand; requisition

  2. Requirement(noun)

    that which is required; an imperative or authoritative command; an essential condition; something needed or necessary; a need


  1. Requirement

    In product development and process optimization, a requirement is a singular documented physical and functional need that a particular product or process must be able to 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 for it to have value and utility to a customer, organisation, internal user, or other stakeholder. In the classical engineering approach, sets of requirements are used as inputs into the design stages of product development. Requirements are also an important input into the verification process, since tests should trace back to specific requirements. Requirements show what elements and functions are necessary for the particular project. This is reflected in the waterfall model of the software life-cycle. However, when iterative methods of software development or agile methods are used, the system requirements are incrementally developed in parallel with design and implementation.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Requirement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3194

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Requirement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2387

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Requirement' in Nouns Frequency: #490

Translations for Requirement

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something that is needed, asked for, ordered etc

It is a legal requirement that all cars have brakes which work; Our firm will be able to supply all your requirements.

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