Desideratum meaning

dĭ-sĭdə-rātəm, -rä-
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Something that is wished for, or considered desirable.
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The definition of a desideratum is a wish or desire.

An example of a desideratum is a woman's want to be a mother.

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Something considered necessary or highly desirable.
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Something needed and wanted.
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Origin of desideratum

  • Latin dēsīderātum from neuter past participle of dēsīderāre to desire desire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin past participle passive of desiderare (“to desire”)

    From Wiktionary