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"requirement" in British English

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requirementnoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈkwaɪə.mənt/ us   /rɪˈkwaɪr.mənt/
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 your car. 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.
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"requirement" in Business English

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requirementnoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈkwaɪəmənt/ us  
[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 meet customer requirements.
an official rule about something that it is necessary to have or to do: I am afraid the safety system fails to meet minimum 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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“requirement” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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