necessary condition
noun Date: 1696 1. a state of affairs that must prevail if another is to occur ; prerequisite 2. a proposition whose falsity assures the falsity of another

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  • necessary condition — n. 1. Logic an antecedent whose denial entails the denial of the consequent 2. something that must exist or occur if something else is to exist or occur: Cf. SUFFICIENT CONDITION …   English World dictionary

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  • necessary condition — condition that without which something will not come into being (Logic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • necessary condition — noun A statement Q in relation to statement P such that P implies Q. See Also: sufficient condition …   Wiktionary

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