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requisite

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adjective req·ui·site \ˈre-kwə-zət\

Simple Definition of requisite

  • : needed for a particular purpose

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of requisite

requisite

noun

requisiteness

noun

Examples of requisite in a sentence

  1. <this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers>



Did You Know?

Acquiring an understanding of where requisite comes from won't require a formal inquiry. Without question, the quest begins with Latin quaerere, which means "to ask" and is an ancestor of a number of English words, including acquire, require, inquiry, question, quest, and, of course, requisite. From quaerere came requirere, meaning "to ask again." Repeated requests can express a need, and the past participle of requirere, which is requisitus, came to mean "needed" or "necessary." The English language acquired requisite when it was adopted into Middle English back in the 1400s.

Origin and Etymology of requisite

Middle English, from Latin requisitus, past participle of requirere


First Known Use: 15th century


REQUISITE Defined for Kids

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requisite

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adjective req·ui·site \ˈre-kwə-zət\

Definition of requisite for Students

  1. :  needed for reaching a goal or achieving a purpose <requisite skills>




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requisite

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noun req·ui·site

Definition of requisite for Students

  1. :  requirement <Previous experience is a requisite.>





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