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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.]

desideratum

(dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə)
something lacked and wanted
[C17: from Latin; see desiderate]

de•sid•er•a•tum

(dɪˌsɪd əˈreɪ təm, -ˈrɑ-, -ˌzɪd-)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
something wanted or needed.
[1645–55; < Latin, neuter of dēsīderāre]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desideratum - something desired as a necessity; "the desiderata for a vacation are time and money"
essential, necessary, requisite, necessity, requirement - 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"
Translations

desideratum

[dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtəm] N (desiderata (pl)) [dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtə]desiderátum m

desideratum

n pl <desiderata> → Desiderat(um) nt (liter), → Erfordernis nt
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Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored, and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind.
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Freedom which, as I have pointed out before, Nietzsche considered a dangerous acquisition in inexperienced or unworthy hands, here receives its death-blow as a general desideratum.
If she did not wish to lead a virtuous life, at least she desired to enjoy a character for virtue, and we know that no lady in the genteel world can possess this desideratum, until she has put on a train and feathers and has been presented to her Sovereign at Court.
This very curious poem, long a desideratum in Scottish literature,
To fulfill this desideratum, the Senate would be well-advised to wade deep into that landmark decision, penned by Justice (now Ombudsman) Conchita Carpio Morales, as an essential guide in crafting the current BBL.
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The ongoing operation is a reflection of Pakistan Army's commitment to control borders and the key desideratum to bringing peace within the country and ensuring long-term stability.
This, contrasted with the current availability of pioneering techniques for reading papyri and the possibility of developing completely new and more promising ones, makes it a desideratum of the research to produce a new modern critical edition of this unique book.
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We have argued that abstract object theories that take the relevant objects to be platonic in the sense of Deutsch 1991 fail to satisfy the first desideratum.