1 not necessarily possibly but not certainly: Expensive restaurants are not necessarily the best. | “We'll need to employ another engineer, then.” “Not necessarily.” | It does not necessarily follow that a larger workforce will be more productive.2 in a way that cannot be different or be avoided; inevitably: Testing criteria are necessarily subjective.
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Necessarily — Nec es*sa*ri*ly, adv. In a necessary manner; by necessity; unavoidably; indispensably. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
necessarily — index a priori, consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
necessarily — (adv.) mid 15c., inevitably, unavoidably, from NECESSARY (Cf. necessary) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
necessarily — The dominant pronunciation in BrE, which has been influenced by American practice, is with the stress on the third syllable; a first syllable stress is often advocated by older speakers but whether they always use it themselves is questionable … Modern English usage
necessarily — [adv] inevitably, certainly accordingly, as a matter of course*, automatically, axiomatically, beyond one’s control*, by definition, by its own nature*, cardinally, come what may*, compulsorily, consequently, exigently, from within*,… … New thesaurus
necessarily — ► ADVERB ▪ as a necessary result; inevitably … English terms dictionary
necessarily — [nes΄ə ser′ə lē, nes′ə ser΄ə lē] adv. 1. because of necessity; by or of necessity 2. as a necessary result; inevitably … English World dictionary
necessarily — [[t]ne̱sɪse̱rɪli, srɪli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: with neg, ADV group, ADV before v (vagueness) If you say that something is not necessarily the case, you mean that it may not be the case or is not always the case. Anger is not necessarily the most useful … English dictionary
necessarily — ne|ces|sar|i|ly W2S1 [ˈnesısərıli, ˌnesıˈserıli US ˌnesıˈserıli] adv 1.) not necessarily possibly, but not certainly ▪ That is not necessarily true. ▪ Expensive restaurants aren t necessarily the best. ▪ Having this disease does not necessarily… … Dictionary of contemporary English
necessarily — nec|es|sar|i|ly [ ,nesə serəli ] adverb *** always or in every situation: Public spending necessarily affects the economy. not necessarily 1. ) not always or not in every situation: Individual symptoms are not necessarily typical of the disease.… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English