sufficient condition

noun

Definition of sufficient condition

1 : a proposition whose truth assures the truth of another proposition
2 : a state of affairs whose existence assures the existence of another state of affairs

Examples of sufficient condition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The myths about artistic genius that spring up around figures like Rimbaud and van Gogh suggest that uncompromising perversity is a necessary and sufficient condition for greatness. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 My limited point is that a transaction made in cash is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition to be considered as black money. Rohit Azad, Quartz, 8 Nov. 2021 But that’s a necessary, not a sufficient condition for biosimilar market entry. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 22 May 2021 But, again, big trends have multiple causes, and just making the better phone isn’t necessarily a sufficient condition for success. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, 24 Oct. 2018 In their own words, though, their expression represents a sufficient condition but not a necessary condition. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 16 Sep. 2018 But Jewish leadership was neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for the passage of the 1965 immigration law. Abraham Miller, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sufficient condition

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sufficient condition was in 1885

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25 Nov 2021

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“Sufficient condition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sufficient%20condition. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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