Definitions

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  • n. That which is not a necessity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Absence of necessity; the quality or state of being unnecessary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Absence of necessity; the state or property of being unnecessary.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ necessity

Examples

  • Now if life means composition of elements, then the materialist may come to the conclusion of the nonnecessity of a composer, the nonnecessity of a creator; for composition is all there is to it, and that is accomplished by adhesion or cohesion.

    The Promulgation of Universal Peace

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