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REQUIREMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does requirement mean? 

REQUIREMENT (noun)
  The noun REQUIREMENT has 3 senses:

1. required activity
2. anything indispensable
3. something that is required in advance

  Familiarity information: REQUIREMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REQUIREMENT (noun)


Sense 1requirement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Required activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

requirement; demand

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("requirement" is a kind of...):

duty; obligation; responsibility (the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force)


Sense 2requirement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Anything indispensable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

essential; necessary; requisite; necessity; requirement

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("requirement" is a kind of...):

thing (a separate and self-contained entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "requirement"):

desideratum (something desired as a necessity)

must (a necessary or essential thing)

need; want (anything that is necessary but lacking)


Sense 3requirement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is required in advance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prerequisite; requirement

Context example:

Latin was a prerequisite for admission

Hypernyms ("requirement" is a kind of...):

duty; obligation; responsibility (the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "requirement"):

precondition (a condition that is a prerequisite)

academic requirement (a requirement for admission to or completion of an academic program)

essential condition; sine qua non (a prerequisite)


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