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 Britain’s government, meanwhile, is expected to scrap a 14-day quarantine requirement that forced people to self-isolate upon returning home from abroad. Fox News, "South Korea struggles with new spikes, but WHO disputes claim of 'second wave'," 28 June 2020 The government is expected to scrap a 14-day quarantine requirement that forced people to self-isolate upon returning home from abroad. Washington Post, "The Latest: South Korea still coping with new virus clusters," 28 June 2020 Britain was expected to scrap a 14-day quarantine requirement for people returning from abroad in a bid to make summer vacation travel possible. Paul J. Weber, BostonGlobe.com, "As cases surge in US, rural areas see increases as well," 28 June 2020 Britain was expected to scrap a 14-day quarantine requirement for people returning from abroad in a bid to make summer vacation travel possible. Don Babwin, Anchorage Daily News, "As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well," 27 June 2020 The ability to use an app to place a purchase and pick up without lingering, a flashy convenience in 2011, seems like an urgent requirement now. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "The coronavirus has been surprisingly good for Square. But it missed a big opportunity," 24 June 2020 Hawaii's mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement was implemented by Democratic Governor David Ige in June as part of a series of proclamations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Justice Department backs challengers to Hawaii's self-quarantine requirement," 24 June 2020 Some type of broadband connectivity will be an essential requirement for people considering these types of moves, so 5G could end up extending the geographical locations of where people can live and work. Bob O'donnell, USA TODAY, "Can 5G help make it easier to work from home?," 17 June 2020 Britain, which left the EU in January but remains closely aligned with the bloc until the end of this year, only last week imposed a 14-day quarantine requirement for most arrivals, horrifying its tourism and aviation industries. Bloomberg.com, "Europe's Borders Reopen But Long Road for Tourism to Recover," 15 June 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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2 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Requirement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/requirement. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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