[ UK /nˈɛsəsəɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈnɛsəˌsɛɹi/ ]
  1. absolutely essential
  2. unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
    the necessary consequences of one's actions
  1. anything indispensable
    allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
    food and shelter are necessities of life
    the essentials of the good life
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How To Use necessary In A Sentence

  • There are a few plotlines and characters - Sophie's mother in particular - that are somewhat redundant and unnecessary.
  • She made one or two snide remarks about their house which I thought was a bit unnecessary.
  • Nursing commissioned officer ( NNCO ) is a special necessary colony. Educate to NNCO is a new thing.
  • Keeping specific goals and metrics for testing in mind not only helps track status and results, but also avoids the last-second scramble to pull together necessary reports.
  • For him, cruelty was a legitimate and necessary procedure, almost a profession of faith, and European artists showed him how to excruciate a tame local reality.
  • In any event, when making a case against the indivisibility of Sinitic, it is not necessary to rebut each of these "common" features individually, since they are largely or wholly extralinguistic. Language Log
  • It is not only our senses, but our very intuitive faculties that cease to provide us with the necessary adaptive knowledge.
  • There is no doubt that unnecessary complexity can stifle growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • This seems like an unnecessary attention-seeking tactic, making sure we notice a particularly sleazy line.
  • It is both important and necessary to note this difference.
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