necessity is the mother of invention

necessity is the mother of invention
necessity is the mother of invention phrase
used for saying that people find ways to do what they have to or get what they need
Thesaurus: necessarysynonym
Main entry: necessity

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proverb when the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it

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necessity is the mother of invention
— used to say that new ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special need for them
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Main Entry:mother
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necessity is the mother of invention — see mother, 1
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Main Entry:necessity

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neˌcessity is the ˌmother of inˈvention idiom
(saying) a difficult new problem forces people to think of a solution to it
Main entry:necessityidiom

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  • necessity is the mother of invention — ► necessity is the mother of invention proverb when the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it. Main Entry: ↑necessity …   English terms dictionary

  • necessity is the mother of invention — Difficult situations make people inventive …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • necessity is the mother of invention — Cf. PERSIUS Satires Prologue 10 magister artis ingeniique largitor venter, the belly is the teacher of art and the giver of wit. The idea is stated more succinctly in 1519 W. HORMAN Vulgaria 52 Nede taught hym wytte. Necessitas ingenium dedit.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • necessity is the mother of invention — our needs cause us to invent devices, build a better mousetrap    Do you think the invention of TV proves that necessity is the mother of invention? …   English idioms

  • Necessity is the mother of invention. — something that you say which means that if you want to do something very much you will think of a way to do it. We can t afford expensive paper to paint on so we use old envelopes and newspaper. They do say necessity is the mother of invention …   New idioms dictionary

  • necessity is the mother of invention — things are invented as a result of need, many inventions are born out of a lack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • necessity is the mother of invention — used for saying that people find ways to do what they have to or get what they need …   English dictionary

  • The Mothers of Invention — The Mothers of Invention …   Википедия

  • necessity — ► NOUN (pl. necessities) 1) the state or fact of being required or indispensable. 2) an indispensable thing. 3) a situation enforcing a particular course: created more by necessity than design. ● necessity is the mother of invention Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

  • necessity — (n.) late 14c., constraining power of circumstances, from O.Fr. necessité need, necessity; privation, poverty; distress, torment; obligation, duty (12c.), from L. necessitatem (nom. necessitas) compulsion, need for attention, unavoidableness,… …   Etymology dictionary

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