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Definition of desideratum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

desideratum

 noun
noun
NAmE//dɪˌsɪdəˈrɑt̮əm//
 
, NAmE//dɪˌsɪdəˈreɪt̮əm//
 
(pl. desiderata
NAmE//dɪˌsɪdəˈrɑt̮ə//
 
, NAmE//dɪˌsɪdəˈreɪt̮ə//
 
)
(from Latin) (formal)
 
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a thing that is wanted or needed
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: desideratum