< /dɪˌsɪd əˈreɪ tə, -ˈrɑ-, -ˌzɪd-/.
- something wanted or needed.
- the plural of desideratum
noun plural -ta (-tə)
- something lacked and wanted
plural of desideratum (1650s), from Latin, literally “something for which desire is felt,” from past participle stem of desiderare “to long for” (see desire).
“something lacking,” see desiderata.