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Imperative or essential for one's well-being or goals
“Expensive and advanced equipment is necessary for us to produce a high-quality film.”
Happening by natural laws or predestination
“In this case, the application of such stringent sanctions is a necessary consequence.”
(rare) Something necessary or indispensable
“Food is a necessary of life.”
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