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"requirement" in British English

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requirementnoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈkwaɪə.mənt/  us   /-ˈkwaɪr-/
B2 something that you must do, or something you need: A good ​degree is a ​minimum requirement for many ​jobs. [+ that] It is a ​legal requirement that you have ​insurance for ​yourcar. Students who ​fail to meet the requirements (of the ​course) will ​fail.

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(Definition of requirement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"requirement" in American English

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requirementnoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈkwɑɪər·mənt/
something ​needed or ​necessary: Previous ​experience is one of the requirements for the ​job.
(Definition of requirement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"requirement" in Business English

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requirementnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈkwaɪəmənt/
[usually plural] what is wanted or needed by someone: I've been ​asked to ​estimate our ​budget requirements for next ​year.meet/suit sb's requirements The ​design has been ​adapted to ​meetcustomer requirements.
an ​officialrule about something that it is necessary to have or to do: I am afraid the ​safetysystemfails to meetminimum requirements. It is a requirement that an announcement be made at each ​stage of any possible ​venture. a legal/necessary requirement a visa/​work/​graduation requirement
be surplus to requirements if someone or something is ​surplus to requirements, they are not needed: The ​company have said 3,000 ​managers are ​surplus to requirements.
(Definition of requirement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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