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 No major pro league has instituted a vaccination requirement for its players, instead stressing education and incentives. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2021 But the Florida Health Care Association, the state’s largest nursing-home group, quickly raised concerns that Biden’s vaccination requirement will worsen staffing shortages and apply only to nursing homes. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will extend a vaccination requirement issued earlier this summer — for nursing home staff — to other healthcare settings including hospitals, home-health agencies and dialysis centers. Zeke Miller, Chron, 10 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will extend a vaccination requirement issued earlier this summer — for nursing home staff — to other healthcare settings including hospitals, home health agencies and dialysis centers. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Sep. 2021 Now Biden is extending the vaccination requirement to federal employees and contractors. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 9 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will extend a vaccination requirement issued earlier this summer — for nursing home staff — to other healthcare settings including hospitals, home-health agencies and dialysis centers. Zeke Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2021 Total number of nonprofit four-year colleges and universities who have some form of Covid vaccination requirement for students or employees. Derek Saul, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Thomas said nearly 100% of the students and employees on campus have met the school’s vaccination requirement. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021

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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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“Requirement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/requirement. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for requirement

requirement

noun

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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