desideratum


de·sid·er·a·tum

noun \di-ˌsi-də-ˈrä-təm, -ˌzi-, -ˈrā-\

: something that is needed or wanted

plural de·sid·er·a·ta \-tə\

Full Definition of DESIDERATUM

:  something desired as essential

Examples of DESIDERATUM

  1. a list of political desiderata

Origin of DESIDERATUM

Latin, neuter of desideratus
First Known Use: 1652

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