noun Date: 1662 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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