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    Hi, am new

    Please tell me the difference between the two nouns "need" and "necessity".

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    Re: Hi, am new

    Welcome to the forum

    Hope the following comparison will help you

    1.a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there.
    2.a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary: to fulfill the needs of the assignment.
    3.urgent want, as of something requisite: He has no need of your charity.
    4.necessity arising from the circumstances of a situation or case: There is no need to worry.
    5.a situation or time of difficulty; exigency: to help a friend in need; to be a friend in need.
    6.a condition marked by the lack of something requisite: the need for leadership.
    7.destitution; extreme poverty: The family's need is acute. have need of; require: to need money. be under an obligation (used as an auxiliary, typically in an interrogative or in a negative statement, and fol. by infinitive, in certain cases without to; in the 3d pers. sing. the form is need, not needs): He need not go. be in need or want. be necessary: There needs no apology.

    1.something necessary or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life.
    2.the fact of being necessary or indispensable; indispensability: the necessity of adequate housing. imperative requirement or need for something: the necessity for a quick decision.
    4.the state or fact of being necessary or inevitable: to face the necessity of testifying in court. unavoidable need or compulsion to do something: not by choice but by necessity.
    6.a state of being in financial need; poverty: a family in dire necessity.
    7.Philosophy. the quality of following inevitably from logical, physical, or moral laws.
    8.of necessity,as an inevitable result; unavoidably; necessarily: Our trip to China must of necessity be postponed for a while.


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