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necessary meaning

EN[ˈnɛsəˌsɛɹi] [ˈnɛsəsɹɪ] [ˈnɛsəɹi]
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WNecessary
  • Necessary or necessity may refer to:
  • Need
  • An action somebody may feel they must do
  • An important task or essential thing to do at a particular time or by a particular moment
  • Necessary and sufficient condition, in logic, something that is a required condition for something else to be the case
  • Necessary truth, in logic, something that cannot fail to be true
  • Necessity, in criminal law
  • A bathroom or toilet, in some languages (in English this is an archaic usage)
  • An economic need enunciated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 Second Bill of Rights

    Definition of necessary in English Dictionary

  • NounPLnecessariesSUF-ary
    1. (archaic, Britain) bathroom, toilet, loo.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore necessarySUPmost necessary
      1. needed, required.
        1. Such as must be; not to be avoided; inevitable.
          1. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary.
            1. Whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • It was necessary for them to rediscover fire, to relearn the basic laws of economics and rebuild civilization out of the ashes of ruin.
            • The kick-step she'd used to make steps out of the play area, was necessary to keep from sliding while walking across a slope.
            • It may be necessary to meet in private with one or more of the senior staff to remind them that the organization is looking to build teams, not turfdoms.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Tack the work pieces with one spot and check for proper relative position of pieces. Sometimes the pieces can be separated and respotted if necessary.
            • I am quite sure that too much bed, if not too much sleep, is prejudicial, though a certain amount is absolutely necessary.
            • To alleviate the problem of naming genes, reannotation of genes and proteins using a set of common, controlled vocabulary to describe a gene or protein is necessary.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            Meaning of necessary for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "necessary" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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