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Synonyms for sine qua non
ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn, ˈnɒn, kweɪsine qua non

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  1. sine qua nonnoun


  2. sine qua nonnoun

    An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient.

    2000:Przeworski, A., Alvarez, M., Cheibub, J., Limongi, F. 'Democracy and Development'. Cambridge University Press.p34.


  3. sine qua nonnoun

    a test used to establish causation in fact.


  4. sine qua nonnoun

    ((common usage)) In debate or formal discussion: a going-in position.


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  1. sine qua non

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, need, requirement, requisite, unavoidableness, urgency, want

    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

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  1. essential condition, sine qua nonnoun

    a prerequisite

    essential condition

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sine qua non

    [L.] necessity, necessary, requisite, essential, indispensable thing, indispensable condition

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  1. Soner Cagaptay:

    Incirlik is important to the anti-ISIS struggle, but it's not indispensable, if Washington feels that this becomes the sine qua non in the relationship, the U.S. might pull the plug out. It would require a repositioning of forces.

  2. Maureen O'Hara:

    A sense of belonging is a sine qua non of healthy psychological functioning everywhere. Such a sense, beginning in infancy and continuing throughout life, comes about by experiencing mutual empathy; by sensing oneself as part of a whole, which recognizes and accepts that one is a member.

  3. Adolph Hitler:

    The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

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  • absolut nødvendighedDanish
  • conditio sine qua non, sine qua non, absolute Notwendigkeit, notwendige Bedingung, unerlässliche VoraussetzungGerman
  • εκ των ων ουκ άνευGreek
  • condición sine qua nonSpanish
  • kynnyskysymys, edellytysFinnish
  • [[անհրաժեշտ]] [[պայման]], [[էական]] [[պայման]], [[մի]] [[բան]], [[առանց]] [[որի]] [[հնարավոր]] [[չէ]]Armenian
  • 必須条件Japanese
  • 없어서는 안 될 것, 불가결, 필수조건Korean
  • sine qua nonLatin
  • warunek niezbędny, warunek sine qua nonPolish
  • sine qua nonPortuguese
  • [[обязательный, ([[соверше́нно]]) [[необходимыйRussian
  • ofrånkomligt villkor, nödvändig förutsättning, oeftergivligt villkorSwedish
  • olmazsa olmazTurkish

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