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requirements

(programming)
The first stage of software development which defines what the potential users want the system to do. In modern methods these requirements should be testable, and will usually be traceable in later development stages. A common feature of nearly all software is that the requirements change during its lifetime.

See software life-cycle.
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As he had already told him, he said, there was no chapel in the castle, nor was it needed for what remained to be done, for, as he understood the ceremonial of the order, the whole point of being dubbed a knight lay in the accolade and in the slap on the shoulder, and that could be administered in the middle of a field; and that he had now done all that was needful as to watching the armour, for all requirements were satisfied by a watch of two hours only, while he had been more than four about it.
It is very possible that if that form does not correspond with my requirements I may give up a legal divorce.
Moss; but to all his requirements of household economy she was submissive to the point of denying herself the cheapest indulgences of mere flavor; her only rebellion was to smuggle into the kitchen something that would make rather a better supper than usual for Tom.
It is a good four generations, and fulfilleth the requirements of the rule.
Sire, the Board finds this candidate perfect in all the requirements and qualifications for military com- mand, and doth hold his case open for decision after due examination of his competitor.
The father-superior, the abbot, the bishop, the general of an order, and the pope were then chosen conscientiously for their fitness for the requirements of the Church.
As Powell was familiar with the country, as well as with the mechanical requirements of mining we determined that it would be best for him to make the trip.
Archer had never been more indifferent to the requirements of form; but his impulse to do Lawrence Lefferts a physical injury was only momentary.
Since the issuance of the standards, practitioners have raised questions as to whether taxation courses would qualify as CPE for purposes of satisfying the 80-hour requirement.
The limited differentiation among degrees of risk also creates incentives for banks to "game" the system through regulatory capital arbitrage by selling, securitizing, or otherwise avoiding exposures for which the regulatory capital requirement is higher than the market requires and pursuing those for which the requirement is lower than the market would apply to that asset, say, in the economic enhancement necessary to securitize the asset.
Staff has already worked with the industry and the voluntary standards organization ASTM to develop a leg opening performance requirement that would help prevent underwater entrapment.
At a minimum, the requirement to supply "a description (catalog) of intangible property" should be deleted.

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