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Another word for sine qua non

  1. Something indispensable

      1. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
      2. Anything essential to the existence or occurrence of something else; prerequisite
      3. A state of physical fitness:
      1. Something necessary or fundamental; indispensable, inherent, or basic feature or principle
      1. The unfermented or fermenting juice expressed from fruit, especially grapes.
      2. A state of frenzy in animals, esp. in the male elephant, usually associated with sexual heat
      3. Something that is absolutely required or indispensable:
      1. Something that cannot be done without; necessary thing
      2. Great or imperative need
      3. Pressing or urgent need, especially that arising from poverty.
      1. Necessity or obligation created by some situation
      2. A lack of something useful, required, or desired
      3. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
      1. A requirement which must be satisfied before taking a course of action.
      2. A condition that must exist or be established before something can occur or be considered; a prerequisite.
      1. Something that is prerequisite, as a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course.
      2. In education, a course or topic that must be completed before another course or topic can be started. May be colloquially referred to as a prereq.
      3. Something that must be gained in order to gain something else
      1. Something obligatory; a prerequisite.
      2. Something required; something obligatory or demanded, as a condition
      3. Something needed; necessity; need
      1. Something requisite
      2. Something that is indispensable; a requirement:
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