nonnecessity

nonnecessity

(ˌnɒnnəˈsɛsɪtɪ)
n
an absence of necessity; the state of being unnecessary
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reality whose nonnecessity bears within it the weight and dignity of all
Superficially, Diodorus's construal of necessity as what is always true and of nonnecessity as what is intermittent seems to overlap with the distinction between a temporal realm that contains all that is transient and mutable and an everlasting realm that contains all that cannot fail to be.
Despite its large errors, NR-SpCF obtains many merits including high resolution, capability to detect more sources than sensors, robustness to spatially correlated noise, and Nonnecessity to determine the number of sources in advance.
at 1 (stating annual income is a figure that has not been reduced by an individuals mandatory expenditures, like food, shelter, etc; thus, it is not reflective of how much someone has left over to spend nonnecessity items).
The Walker-Thomas Furniture Company, the court appeared to suggest, should have refrained from allowing someone so financially constrained, and with seven dependents, to enter into such an unfavorable arrangement, particularly for a nonnecessity such as a stereo.
Empirical evidence has confirmed the nonnecessity of such limits in most ordinary cases.
Taking advantage of the space opened up by the historicism of postmodernity, theology should rearticulate the Christian metanarrative in a way that demonstrates the nonnecessity of presuming an ontology of violence, defending esthetically a Christian-narrated practice of peace that persuades people "for reasons of 'literary taste'" that Christianity has the better story.
Unlike some who feel the rising cost of gas may force people to cut back on nonnecessity items, Berkowitz predicts they will continue to buy supplements, and he adds there's a good chance shoppers may be more inclined to purchase them in supermarkets to avoid an extra trip to another store.
The terms used to describe White privilege such as invisible, unmarked, and unnamed suggest that there is a denial or perceived nonnecessity to define whiteness.
For medical care, the permanent income parameter for the nonelderly is substantially greater than 1, indicating that this category of expenditures is a nonnecessity; but for the elderly, it is considerably below 1, consistent with the economic definition of a necessity.
Kasting, "The Nonnecessity of Euthanasia," in Physician-Assisted Death, ed.
Nonnecessity. Necessity would mean that |V.sup.A~ |is less than or equal to~ |V.sup.N~ for all strictly concave utility functions implies that |Mathematical Expression Omitted~ is more variable than |Mathematical Expression Omitted~.