necessary condition

noun
|Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of necessary condition

1 : a state of affairs that must prevail if another is to occur : prerequisite
2 : a proposition whose falsity assures the falsity of another

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1651

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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