Word family noun requirement verb require From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrequirementre‧quire‧ment /rɪˈkwaɪəmənt $ -ˈkwaɪr-/ ●●● S2 W2 AWL noun [countable usually plural] 1 NEEDsomething that someone needs or asks for The refugees’ main requirements are food and shelter.requirement of Potatoes can provide one-third of our daily requirement of vitamin C.meet/fulfil/satisfy a requirement (=have or do what is necessary) The new computer system will meet all our requirements.surplus to requirements British English (=more than is needed) The increase in gas-fired power stations means traditional coal ones are becoming surplus to requirements.2 something that must be done because of a law or rule If you are installing a new bathroom, it has to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations. Two measures have been introduced as legal requirements.3 SEBEsomething, especially good examination results, that a college, employer etc says you must have in order to do somethingrequirement for English 4 is a requirement for English majors. To find out about entry requirements for students, write to the college admissions board. The minimum requirement for the post was a degree in engineering.COLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1,2 & 3verbsmeet a requirement (=have or do what is needed)We finally found a house that seemed to meet all of our requirements.satisfy/fulfil a requirement formal (=meet them)Our aim is to satisfy our customers’ requirements.comply with requirements formal (=have or do what a rule or law says is necessary)Failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence.impose requirements formal (=state that something has to be done)Because the regulations impose new requirements on small businesses, they will prove costly.suit somebody’s requirements (=be suitable for someone in a particular situation)You could design and build your own house to suit your requirements.ADJECTIVES/NOUNS + requirementa special requirementHe modified the car to suit his own special requirements.a basic requirementWater is a basic requirement of life.an essential requirementConfidence is an essential requirement for success.a minimum requirementThat certificate is a minimum requirement for entry to music college.a legal/statutory requirementThere is no legal requirement to carry identity papers.safety requirementsAll companies are required to meet Health and Safety requirements.entry requirements (=the skills, qualifications etc you must have in order to enter a school, university, or country, or to do a course)Applicants must satisfy the normal entry requirements for the programme.energy requirements (=the amount of energy a place or person needs)65 percent of the country’s energy requirements were met by imported oil.phrasesbe surplus to requirements British English (=be more than is needed)The old school building is now surplus to requirements.
Examples from the Corpusrequirement• Full implementation of the directive, however, would not of itself meet all the accounting requirements of credit institutions.• Each would prepare a business plan that included sales projections, budget requirements, and net profitability.• Both are now scrambling to determine exactly what their legal public-disclosure requirements are in the new bi-national arena.• The average daily food requirement for an adult is between 2000 and 3000 calories.• The fundamental requirement for incorporated practice is recognition of the company by the Council of the Law Society.• There is no legal requirement for a child's evidence to be corroborated in civil proceedings.• For the second year in a row, the city's water supply has failed to meet minimum purity requirements.• While a majority of the homes in Larchmont and Hancock Park meet that requirement, many do not, said Spaeth.• Some applicants who meet the requirements are rejected because they write for the same market as an existing member.meet/fulfil/satisfy a requirement• Band 3 - Performance fully meets requirements of grade.• Then it meets requirements for his powerful living.• In fact, it is possible to obtain more than enough protein to meet requirements without using animal sources at all.meet ... requirements• I regret that his application does not meet the requirements of the Standing Order.• For once I was determined to meet the requirements of a New Year's resolution.• This bell has to meet the requirements of schedule six of the DOWRs.• Such an extension will not invalidate the special theory but will fill it out to meet the requirements of wider applicability.• His address implied that schools and teachers were no longer equipping young people to meet the requirements of industry.• Some applicants who meet the requirements are rejected because they write for the same market as an existing member.• You may apply for a job in the next grade if you meet the requirements stated in the job advertisement.• Provided you meet the requirements, the card makes good sense.requirement for• To find out about entry requirements for students, write to the college admissions board.• Current laws specify parking requirements for new buildings.From Longman Business Dictionaryrequirementre‧quire‧ment /rɪˈkwaɪəmənt-ˈkwaɪr-/ noun1[countable] something that an official organization says a company or person must have or doThere are deed restrictions, including a requirement that the buyer live in the property.2[countable] something that someone needs or wantsa product that meets customer requirementsNuclear power plants generate a fifth of U.S. electricity requirements. → capital requirement → central government borrowing requirement → public sector borrowing requirement → reserve requirement