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Adjective
Imperative or essential for one's well-being or goals
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“Expensive and advanced equipment is necessary for us to produce a high-quality film.”
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Compulsory, as required or commanded by authority
“We are required to follow the necessary laws and regulations concerning procurement.”
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Happening by natural laws or predestination
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“In this case, the application of such stringent sanctions is a necessary consequence.”
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Justifiable, just, proper
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Beneficial or being of advantage in a given circumstance
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Pertaining to or characterized by ratiocination, discursive thinking, or inferential knowledge
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Socially obligatory
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Unable to be prevented from continuing or progressing
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(also used as determiner) Enough to meet a need or purpose
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Of text, arranged on a page or a computer screen such that the left and right ends of all lines within paragraphs are aligned
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(rare) Something necessary or indispensable
“Food is a necessary of life.”
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The total of one's wealth and possessions
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Something that is wished for, or considered desirable
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Articles of equipment
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