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adverb nec·es·sar·i·ly \ˌne-sə-ˈser-ə-lē\

Definition of necessarily

  1. 1 :  of necessity :  unavoidably <The audience was necessarily small.> <This endeavor necessarily involves some risk.>

  2. 2 :  as a logical result or consequence < … a holocaust is a disaster, but a disaster is not necessarily a holocaust. — Harry Shaw>

Examples of necessarily in a sentence

  1. <the argument that the existence of the universe necessarily implies the existence of an all-powerful being responsible for creating it>

14th Century

First Known Use of necessarily

14th century



NECESSARILY Defined for English Language Learners

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adverb nec·es·sar·i·ly \ˌne-sə-ˈser-ə-lē\

Definition of necessarily for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that something is necessary and cannot be changed or avoided



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