desideratum

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtəm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˌsɪdəˈreɪtəm, -ˈrɑ-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di sid′ə rātəm, -rä-, -zid′-)


Inflections of 'desideratum' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": desiderata

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•sid•er•a•tum /dɪˌsɪdəˈreɪtəm, -ˈrɑ-/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ta /-tə/.USA pronunciation  
  1. something wanted or needed.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•sid•er•a•tum  (di sid′ə rātəm, -rä-, -zid′-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ta (di sid′ə rātəm, -rä-, -zid′-),USA pronunciation 
  1. something wanted or needed.
  • Latin, noun, nominal use of neuter past participle of dēsīderāre; see desiderate
  • 1645–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
desideratum /dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtəm/ n ( pl -ta / -tə/)
  1. something lacked and wanted
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin; see desiderate
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