Definitions

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  • noun The quality or state of being mandatory.

Etymologies

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mandatory +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Of the original set of nine features associated with Fodor-modules, then, Carruthers-modules retain at most only five: dissociability, domain specificity, mandatoriness, localizability, and central inaccessibility.

    Modularity of Mind

  • All three of the features just discussed ” mandatoriness, speed, and shallowness ” are associated with, and to some extent explicable in terms of, informational encapsulation.

    Modularity of Mind

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