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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdesideratumde‧sid‧e‧ra‧tum /dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtəm, -ˈreɪ-, -ˌsɪd- $ dɪˌsɪdəˈreɪtəm, -ˈrɑː-/ noun (plural desiderata /-tə/) [countable] formal  NEEDsomething that is wanted or needed
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desideratumHutcheson over-simplified and distorted the truth by treating benevolence as the one moral desideratum.Imposed management is a necessary desideratum, as 11.3 million ha of mature forest land is being lost annually.What is one institution's discard is another's desideratum.Devout dedication was the desideratum for soul-sacrifice.
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