Requirement vs Consumption - What's the difference?

requirement | consumption |

As nouns the difference between requirement and consumption

is that requirement is a necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory while consumption is the act of consuming something.



(en noun)
  • A necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory.
  • Something asked.
  • (engineering) A statement (in domain specific terms) which specifies a verifiable constraint on an implementation that it shall undeniably meet or (a)'' be deemed unacceptable, or ''(b)'' result in implementation failure, or ''(c) result in system failure.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "requirement": stringent, complex, reasonable, mandatory, important, financial, medical, educational, physical, chemical * Verbs often used with "requirement": meet, comply with, satisfy, fulfill, impose, waive, abolish, drop, add, remove, fail to meet, ignore, understand, state, specify, increase, reduce, change, modify


    * (prerequisite) condition, prerequisite, necessity

    Derived terms

    * functional requirement * requirements engineering * requirements analysis




  • The act of consuming something.
  • The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
  • The amount consumed.
  • gross national consumption
  • (pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
  • (senseid)(pathology, dated) Pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • Derived terms

    * autoconsumption, self-consumption. * conspicuous consumption.

    See also