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Noun necessity has 2 senses
  1. necessity - the condition of being essential or indispensable
    --1 is a kind of
    need, demand
    --1 has particulars: requisiteness; urgency
    Derived form: verb necessitate1
  2. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary - anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
    --2 is a kind of thing
    --2 has particulars: desideratum; must; need, want
    Derived form: verb necessitate1
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