In my example, there's multiple machines each with their own list of required parts to build them.

Is there a name or term for them like a recipe for machine or something?

  • What's wrong with 'list of required parts'?
    – svangordon
    Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 1:59
  • "Essentials"? ..
    – AIQ
    Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 2:04
  • I'm making an app that support this functionality, and trying to fit 'list of required parts' into a small button so it would fit in the main menu doesn't work well. Was hoping there's a better term for it.
    – Poko
    Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 2:11
  • "What you'll need" is common. Or, "Required". I suggest you incorporate your comment into your post, so that everyone is aware of the context. Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 17:33

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A Bill of Materials is defined in the Cambridge Dictionary as


plural bills of materials (written abbreviation BOM)

a document showing a list of all the materials and parts that are needed to produce something:

The most expensive piece in the product's bill of materials is the touch-sensitive display.

BOM is an expression often used in industry, but may not be understood by all users of the app mentioned in the comments.

  • Looks like Jack beat me to the post by a few seconds. Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 2:41

A common term is "bill of materials", which is sometimes abbreviated BOM:

Wikipedia "Bill of Materials"

"A bill of materials or product structure (sometimes bill of material, BOM or associated list) is a list of..."

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