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1. Absolutely necessary; essential.
2. Obligatory; unavoidable: the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state.
One that is indispensable.

in′dis·pens′a·bil′i·ty, in′dis·pens′a·ble·ness n.
in′dis·pens′a·bly adv.
Synonyms: indispensable, critical, essential, necessary, requisite
These adjectives apply to something that cannot be dispensed with: foods that are indispensable to good nutrition; education that is critical to success; funds essential to completing the project; the necessary tools for the job; lacking the requisite qualifications for the position.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indispensability - the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
essentiality, essentialness - basic importance
dispensability, dispensableness - the quality possessed by something that you can get along without


nUnentbehrlichkeit f, → unbedingte Notwendigkeit (to für)
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"To this end, we will preserve our priorities and indispensabilities, and continue our peaceful and friendly steps," he added.