Definitions and translations for "necessity"

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1. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite.
I bought a new table out of necessity. My old one was ruined.
2. The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
3. That which is necessary; a requisite; something indispensable.
A tent is a necessity if you plan on camping.
4. That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
5. The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.
6. Greater utilitarian good; used in justification of a criminal act.
Doctrine of necessity
7. Indispensable requirements (of life).
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English - English - necessity

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n. essential; indispensability; obligation; need, requirement; poverty

English - Spanish - necessity

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s. necesidad, condición, menester, prioridad

English - French - necessity

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n. nécessité; obligation; contrainte, force; besoin

English - German - necessity

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n. Bedarf; Notwendigkeit; Elend

English - Indonesian - necessity

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n. terpaksa: keadaan terpaksa, kemestian, paksa, keperluan, kebutuhan, butuh, kemiskinan

English - Italian - necessity

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s. necessità, necessario; bisogno; l'essere indispensabile; ineluttabilità; miseria, povertà, indigenza

English - Polish - necessity

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n. potrzeba, konieczność, ostateczność, bieda, mus

English - Portuguese - necessity

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s. necessidade; obrigatoriedade; pobreza

English - Romanian - necessity

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n. necesitate, nevoie, trebuinţă, imperativ, inevitabilitate, sărăcie, lipsă, strâmtoare

English - Russian - necessity

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с. необходимость, предметы первой необходимости, надобность, настоятельная потребность, неизбежность, нужда, бедность, нищета

English - Turkish - necessity

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i. gereken, zorunluluk, gerek, gereklilik, ihtiyaç, lüzum, kaçınılmazlık

English - Ukrainian - necessity

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n. необхідність, потреба, неминучість, невідворотність, нужда, бідність

English - Dutch - necessity

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zn. noodzaak; behoefte; armoede

English - Greek - necessity

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ουσ. αναγκαιότητα, ανάγκη, χρεία

English - Arabic - necessity

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‏ضرورة، إضطرار، عوز، حاجة، شىء ضروري، رغبة ملحة، جبة‏

English - Chinese - necessity

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(名) 需要, 必然, 必需品

English - Chinese - necessity

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(名) 需要, 必然, 必需品

English - Hindi - necessity

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n. ज़रूरत, आवश्यकता, अनिवार्यता, अवश्यंभाव

English - Japanese - necessity

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(名) 必要; 必需品; 貧乏

English - Korean - necessity

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명. 필수품; 필연; 필요, 요구; 궁핍, 가난, 곤궁

English - Vietnamese - necessity

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n. đều cưỡng bách, đều bắt buộc, sự cần kíp, điều cần thiết
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Synonyms for necessity
1. requirement: qualification, demand, vital part, postulate, essential, imperative, necessary
2. need
3. fate: compulsion, destiny, inevitability, karma, kismet
4. exigency: indigence, pinch, need, stress, neediness, urgency