Definition of requirement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪəmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪərmənt//
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  1. 1  (also requirements) [plural] something that you need or want the basic requirements of life a software package to meet your requirements Our immediate requirement is extra staff. These goods are surplus to requirements (= more than we need).
  2. 2  something that you must have in order to do something else to meet/fulfil/satisfy the requirements What is the minimum entrance requirement for this course?
  3. Extra examples 300 workers at the factory have been told they are surplus to requirements. An open system of criminal justice is a fundamental requirement of any democratic society. I have some very simple requirements. Large buildings have specific requirements for fire-brigade access. Our conservatories and porches can be designed to your exact requirements. The government has imposed strict safety requirements on fairground rides. The initial investment requirement is often waived for existing customers. The public sector borrowing requirement is expected to rise. The school can decide which pupils will be given priority of admission, subject to the requirements of the law. There’s no absolute requirement to disclose your age. We can arrange a holiday to meet your requirements exactly. We grow enough vegetables for our own requirements. core curriculum requirements patients with special dietary requirements to relax university entrance requirements your daily requirement of vitamin C Be sure to check passport and visa requirements with your travel agent. Here is a software package to meet your requirements. She kept herself up to date with financial affairs, an essential requirement of her job. There is no formal requirement that Parliament assent to such decisions. These goods are surplus to requirements. What is the minimum entrance requirement for this programme?
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