Conversation Patterns: What is „a need”?

This article is part of my work on Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals

We work with stakeholders needs hidden by wanted features, we try to fulfill our needs hidden by wanted refactorings 馃檪 I’ve already posted two entries in the subject. These are: A User Story Template Revisited and Don’t Confuse a Need with a Feature.

But what is actually „a need”? I clarified this term in the Need Structure article on the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals.