desideratum definition

  • noun:
    • Something considered necessary or highly desirable: "The point is not that the artist has 'penetrated the character' of his sitter, that commonplace desideratum of portraiture” ( Robert Hughes).
    • a thing that is wished-for, or considered desirable.
    • Anything desired; that which the absence is thought; a want generally considered and recognize.
    • Something desired or desirable; what is lacking or required.
    • something desired as absolutely essential

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