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de·sid·er·a·tum

 (dĭ-sĭd′ə-rā′təm, -rä′-)
n. pl. de·sid·er·a·ta (-tə)
Something considered necessary or highly desirable.

[Latin dēsīderātum, from neuter past participle of dēsīderāre, to desire; see desire.]

desiderata

(dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtə)
n
the plural of desideratum

desiderata

a list of books sought by a collector or library.
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References in classic literature ?
It is customary to be provided with such a document," returned the Doctor, gravely; "and, on all suitable occasions to produce it, in order that congenial and friendly minds may, at once, reject unworthy suspicions, and stepping over, what may be called the elements of discourse, come at once to those points which are desiderata to both.
In recent years, Tara has taken a step back from the party scene and reinvented herself as a musician (she plays piano and sings) and now designer, putting her energies into her fashion line Desiderata.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has launched new fashion line Desiderata - and now knows just what she wants from life
This article proposes that we employ inference to the best explanation, and suggests that there are three desiderata that we should use to rank hypotheses: conservatism, simplicity, and the ability to handle disagreement.
We will formulate desiderata that apply to such preference aggregation procedures, design specific procedures that satisfy as many of these desiderata as possible, and develop efficient algorithms for computing them.
En la seccion 2 presentamos una serie de desiderata intuitivos que toda teoria debe satisfacer.
Children Of The Universe, which Smitten-Downes describes as "quite contemporary, with a bit of a tribal feel", was inspired by Desiderata, a 1927 poem by American writer Max Ehrmann.
They do, however, suggest several desiderata for future work on Vossius, including an edition of his scholarship and the role of personal experimentation in his natural studies.
Dans moins d'une semaine, la reprise des pourparlers s'accompagnera du forcing des Occidentaux pour tenter de faire plier le regime de Bachar al Assad qui, tout en acceptant de rejoindre la table des negociations, ne veut pas ceder d'un iota aux desiderata de l'opposition accusee de vouloir obtenir par la [beaucoup moins que]politique ce qu'elle n'a pas pu obtenir par la violence[beaucoup plus grand que].
Brewer argues that competing theories of perception fail to satisfy adequately one of two 'empirical realist' desiderata.
The author's inspiration ranges widely, from the Desiderata to the Chinese New Year, from Jewish Shabbat to a Rosh Hashanah forgiveness rite learned from Shakti Gawain.
Khalidi examines the various criteria and desiderata that have been put forward to distinguish natural from artificial kinds.