that which is required; a thing demanded or obligatory:
One of the requirements of the job is accuracy.
an act or instance of requiring.
a need or necessity:
to meet the requirements of daily life.
something demanded or imposed as an obligation: Latin is no longer a requirement for entry to university
a thing desired or needed
the act or an instance of requiring
The first stage of software development which defines what the potential users want the system to do. In modern methods these requirements should be testable, and will usually be traceable in later development stages. A common feature of nearly all software is that the requirements change during its lifetime.
See software life-cycle.
see: meet the requirements
- Requirements analysis
project The process of reviewing a business’s processes to determine the business needs and functional requirements that a system must meet. (1996-08-01)
- Requirements engineering
programming The task of capturing, structuring, and accurately representing the user’s requirements so that they can be correctly embodied in systems which meet those requirements (i.e. are of good quality). DOORS is one product to help with this task. (1995-11-11)
verb (used with object), required, requiring. 1. to have need of; need: He requires medical care. 2. to call on authoritatively; order or enjoin to do something: to require an agent to account for money spent. 3. to ask for authoritatively or imperatively; demand. 4. to impose need or occasion for; make necessary or indispensable: […]
adjective 1. required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable: the requisite skills of an engineer. noun 2. something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc. adjective 1. absolutely essential; indispensable noun 2. something indispensable; necessity adjective required, necessary; indispensable noun something required, necessary, or indispensable Word Origin Latin requirere ‘to need’