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necessity

noun

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1 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable
  • on any road trip, accurate maps are a necessity

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2 the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions
  • two years of unemployment had reduced the family to abject necessity

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The first known use of necessity was in the 14th century

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“Necessity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/necessity. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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