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necessary condition in Culture

necessary condition definition

In mathematics, a condition that must be satisfied for a statement to be true, but that does not in and of itself make it true. For example, a necessary condition to become president of the United States is that a candidate be over thirty-five years of age, but just being over thirty-five does not make one president.

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  • “I should consider it a necessary condition of any business I went into,” he added steadily.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • Doubtless the inner push is a necessary condition, but it is not sufficient.

  • The second necessary condition is fitness which again is expressed in several ways.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
  • This is indeed a necessary condition of keeping the blessing.

  • For these races the first and really the only necessary condition is a large and level piece of ground.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • It is a necessary condition that the Khalf should be of the Quraish tribe.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • A necessary condition of realising this aim was that there should be high tariffs.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • Exercise is a necessary condition of health, just as food and sleep are.

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