necessary

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necessary is part of the Basic English 850.
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necessary is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
necessary

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈnɛsəˌsɛɹi/
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  • Hyphenation: nec‧es‧sary

Adjective[change]

Positive
necessary

Comparative
more necessary

Superlative
most necessary

  1. Something is necessary if people need it. It must happen or there will be a big problem.
    It's necessary to stop when you see a red light.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
necessary

Plural
necessaries

  1. (UK) (old, no longer used) A necessary is a bathroom.