desideratum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin dēsīderātum (something that is desired), neuter nominative singular of dēsīderātus, the passive past participle of the verb dēsīderāre (to desire).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˌsɪdəˈɹɑːtəm/

Noun[edit]

desideratum (plural desiderata)

  1. Something that is wished for, or considered desirable.
    • 1907, The Medical Brief (volume 35, page 840)
      A heavy clay soil is bad for all neuralgics, and the house should be dry, and on a sandy or gravel soil. The desideratum for all neuralgic affections is perpetual summer []

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēsīderātum

  1. supine of dēsīderō

Participle[edit]

dēsīderātum

  1. nominative neuter singular of dēsīderātus
  2. accusative masculine singular of dēsīderātus
  3. accusative neuter singular of dēsīderātus
  4. vocative neuter singular of dēsīderātus

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