[syn: prerequisite, requirement]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Requirement \Re*quire"ment\ (-ment), n.
1. The act of requiring; demand; requisition.
2. That which is required; an imperative or authoritative
command; an essential condition; something needed or
necessary; a need.
One of those who believe that they can fill up every
requirement contained in the rule of righteousness.
--J. M. Mason.
God gave her the child, and gave her too an
instinctive knowledge of its nature and
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: required activity; "the requirements of his work affected
his health"; "there were many demands on his time" [syn:
2: anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of
life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to
buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place
where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be
obtained" [syn: necessity, essential, requirement,
requisite, necessary] [ant: inessential,
3: something that is required in advance; "Latin was a
prerequisite for admission" [syn: prerequisite,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "requirement":
bare necessities, blackmail, call, call for, claim, condition,
contribution, demand, demand for, desideration, desideratum, draft,
drain, duty, essential, essentials, exaction, extortion,
extortionate demand, heavy demand, imposition, impost, indent,
indispensable, insistent demand, levy, must, must item,
necessaries, necessities, necessity, need, need for,
nonnegotiable demand, notice, occasion, order, precondition,
prerequirement, prerequisite, provision, proviso, qualification,
requisite, requisition, rush, rush order, sine qua non,
stipulation, tax, taxing, the necessary, the needful, tribute,
ultimatum, want, warning