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    necessarily

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could have a look at this word "necessarily" .
    What does it mean in this context?

    I look it up this word, the dictionary shows that "necessarily" means "unavoidably / used to say that sth. can not be avoided." But I still can not get this sentence -"that is, whithout people necessarily understanding why their inventions worked." According to the definition above, so it means "that is, whithout people unavoidably (necessarily) understanding why their inventions worked."?

    I do not understand this one. Could anybody make it clearer?

    Thanks for your help.


    Professor: The electron microscope is an excellent example of applied science. But not all technology can described as applied science. In fact, technology came before science in our prehistory. Technology was driven by inventive humans who built tools, made pottery, desighed musical instruments, and so on , all without secience - that is, whithout people necessarily understanding why their inventions worked.
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    Re: necessarily

    Technology was driven by inventive humans ... , all without science - that is, withoutpeople necessarily understanding / having to understand / required to understand / needing to understand why their inventions worked.
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    Re: necessarily

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Technology was driven by inventive humans ... , all without science - that is, withoutpeople necessarily understanding / having to understand / required to understand / needing to understand why their inventions worked.
    necessarily definition | Dictionary.com
    My dear teacher, Soup. Pretty clear! I get it immediately! Thank you!

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