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One entry found for necessity.
Main Entry: ne·ces·si·ty
Pronunciation: ni-primarystressses-schwat-emacron, -primarystressses-temacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
1 : conditions that cannot be changed <forced by necessity>
2 : the quality or state of being in need : POVERTY
3 a : something that is necessary : REQUIREMENT <the necessities for camping in comfort> b : an urgent need or desire <call in case of necessity>

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