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- noun An essential element or condition.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Something absolutely necessary or indispensable; an indispensable condition: as, he made the presence of a witness a sine qua non; used attributively, indispensable; necessary.
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- noun An
essentialor indispensable element, condition, or ingredient.
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- noun a prerequisite
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Late Latin sine quā (causā) nōn, without which (cause) not : Latin sine, without + Latin quā : feminine ablative of quī, which + Latin nōn, not.]
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Latin sine qua non, “without which [cause] not”
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