necessity is the mother of invention

Definition of necessity is the mother of invention

used to say that new ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special need for them

Word by Word Definitions

necessity play
  1. : the quality or state of being necessary

  2. : pressure of circumstance

  3. : physical or moral compulsion

invention play
  1. : discovery, finding

  2. : productive imagination : inventiveness

  3. : something invented: such as


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