Desideratum Definition

dĭ-sĭdə-rātəm, -rä-
desiderata
noun
Something needed and wanted.
Webster's New World
Something considered necessary or highly desirable.
American Heritage
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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Other Word Forms of Desideratum

Noun

Singular:
desideratum
Plural:
desiderata

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

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