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indispensability

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being indispensable; indispensableness.
  • noun The condition of being without dispensation or license.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Indispensableness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic of being indispensable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without

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Examples

  • A third way of looking at a hitter's indispensability is to look at the percentage of his team's runs he's driven in during the games he's played.

    USATODAY.com - Tipping the balance of power

  • Much of the discussion in this area has focused on so-called indispensability arguments.

    Explanation in Mathematics

  • The performances correlated with the perceived "indispensability" of various starting positions, researchers noted: Though each relay leg counts equally, the fourth swimmer is viewed as the team's last hope for a good finish.

    Week in Ideas

  • It might shake up thesepeople who believe in their own natural born superiority and their "indispensability" in the schemeof things.

    Targeting Hugo Chavez

  • Except that Bainbridge was never quite that neat a writer; elliptical, mysterious and not too hung up on the indispensability of closure, her novels quite frequently seemed to lack an easily decipherable resolution, and be all the more powerful for it.

    The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge – review

  • Economists will learn how to appreciate the indispensability of emotion in many settings, including our need to feel in control and to over-rate ourselves.

    Tyler Cowen Practices Reverse Psychiatry, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He is a micro-manager par excellence, convinced of his own indispensability.

    Chávez returns to Venezuela after tumour removed in Cuba

  • Just to illustrate how great out ignorance of the optimum forms of delimitation of various rights remains - despite our confidence in the indispensability of the general institution of several property - a few remarks about one particuilar form of property may be made.

    Glaeser on Coercion and Contracts, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The weight of this argument, in turn, rests on her reading of three poems by Wallace Stevens, poems in which Stevens does indeed speak of the indispensability of art -- specifically poetry -- and of the scholar's role in reminding us of this.

    Literary Study

  • The endemic nature of corruption in many emerging markets can lead investors to conclude that entering fast-growing economies like India and Brazil requires choosing between two unappealing options: accepting the indispensability of committing bribery and chance prosecution under statutes like the U.S.

    Even The Virtuous Can Thrive In Corrupt Countries

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