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Latin dēsīderātum from neuter past participle of dēsīderāre to desire desire
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin past participle passive of desiderare (“to desire”)
The great desideratum in a seat on horseback is that it should be firm.
A second possible desideratum is that data can be represented in a variety of ways.
A critical edition still remains a desideratum.
An abundant rainfall during the growing season is also a desideratum.
Such a " gathered church " emerges as the great desideratum with Robert Browne, between 1572, when he graduated at Cambridge, and 1580-1581, when he first defined his Separatist theory.
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