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re·quire·ment

(rē-kwīr'mĕnt),
1. Something desired or needed.
2. A condition that must be present if some event is to occur or some entity is to come into existence.

re·quire·ment

(rē-kwīr'mĕnt)
Anything that is obligatory or necessary; an authoritative expression of such obligation or necessity.
[L. requiro]
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A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck.
Perspicuity, therefore, requires not only that the ideas should be distinctly formed, but that they should be expressed by words distinctly and exclusively appropriate to them.
There are papers (as doubtless you see [for your eyes are young] by the outsides) that require copying.
Can it be possible that a prince of the blood, the brother of the king of France, does not know how to hide an injury, even did it exist in reality, where political necessity requires it?
He felt that, single-minded and self-sacrificing as his parents were, there yet existed certain latent prejudices of theirs, as middle-class people, which it would require some tact to overcome.
As we estimated that it would require over a million men to man the thousand great battleships we intended to use on Omean and the transports for the green men as well as the ships that were to convoy the transports, it was no trifling job that Hor Vastus had before him.
I see, Colonel, from all that is happening, that Providence requires great sacrifices of us.
Then, my pupils being older, would be more rational, more teachable, and less troublesome than the last; they would be less confined to the schoolroom, and not require that constant labour and incessant watching; and, finally, bright visions mingled with my hopes, with which the care of children and the mere duties of a governess had little or nothing to do.
I should not require an Admirable Crichton for my purpose.
Well," replied the major, "these figures go to prove that the quantity of powder is not increased with the weight of the shot; that is to say, if a 24-pounder shot requires sixteen pounds of powder;-- in other words, if in ordinary guns we employ a quantity of powder equal to two-thirds of the weight of the projectile, this proportion is not constant.
But if the trader goes empty-handed, having nothing which they require who would supply his need, he will come back empty-handed.
But to make this the sole consideration of marriage, to lust after it so violently as to overlook all imperfections for its sake, or to require it so absolutely as to reject and disdain religion, virtue, and sense, which are qualities in their nature of much higher perfection, only because an elegance of person is wanting: this is surely inconsistent, either with a wise man or a good Christian.