requirement

noun
re·​quire·​ment | \ ri-ˈkwī(-ə)r-mənt How to pronounce requirement (audio) \

Definition of requirement

: something required:
a : something wanted or needed : necessity production was not sufficient to satisfy military requirements
b : something essential to the existence or occurrence of something else : condition failed to meet the school's requirements for graduation

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Examples of requirement in a Sentence

He has met the basic requirements for graduation. She has fulfilled the general requirements of the course.
Recent Examples on the Web The money could be taken back if Sherwin-Williams fails to live up to a job retention requirement. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s hits and misses in 2020: analysis," 31 Dec. 2020 Scott asked residents not to throw large parties during New Year’s and to adhere to the requirement that no more than 10 people gather indoors. Washington Post, "Holiday surge in D.C. area virus cases feared as vaccine plans move forward," 28 Dec. 2020 Listing would provide a number of legal protections, including a requirement that federal agencies consider effects on the butterfly or its habitat before allowing highway construction and other potentially damaging activities. John Flesher, Anchorage Daily News, "Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly," 16 Dec. 2020 Listing would provide a number of legal protections, including a requirement that federal agencies consider effects on the butterfly or its habitat before allowing highway construction and other potentially damaging activities. Arkansas Online, "Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly," 16 Dec. 2020 Listing would provide a number of legal protections, including a requirement that federal agencies consider effects on the butterfly or its habitat before allowing highway construction and other potentially damaging activities. John Flesher, ajc, "Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly," 15 Dec. 2020 The allowance includes a series of rules, including the requirement to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing and refrain from gatherings outside the household as well as the prohibition of alcohol use. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "Manhattan Beach repurposes closed outdoor dining areas for public seating," 9 Dec. 2020 Bayview house in Gleneden Beach: 33 Marine Lane is listed at $160,000 for a 25% share to four owners agreeing to use the home not as a rental and occupants to adhere to the nonsmoking requirement. oregonlive, "Top 20 most-viewed Oregon homes for sale: Remodels, mansions, farmhouses, floating homes," 19 Dec. 2020 Sure enough, game owners in both console camps found the default refund process unworkable—and Sony's sweeping action here may point to a requirement on their part to have a refund process be compatible with its terms of service. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sony delists PlayStation version of Cyberpunk 2077, offers refunds to all owners [Updated]," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of requirement

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of requirement was in 1662

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16 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Requirement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/requirement. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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requirement

noun
How to pronounce requirement (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of requirement

: something that is needed or that must be done
: something that is necessary for something else to happen or be done

requirement

noun
re·​quire·​ment | \ ri-ˈkwīr-mənt How to pronounce requirement (audio) \

Kids Definition of requirement

: something that is necessary Sleep is a requirement for health.

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