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sine qua non

A necessary, essential, or required element. The Latin phrases translates literally to "without which not." Some consider a good education to be the sine qua non of a successful career.
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sine qua non

An essential element or condition, as in A perfect cake is the since qua non of a birthday party. This phrase is Latin for "without which not" and has been used in English since about 1600. It appears more in writing than in speech.
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a sine qua ˈnon (of/for something)

/%sIneI kwA: "n@Un; American English "noUn/ (from Latin, formal) something that is essential before you can achieve something else: Many people believe that grammar is the sine qua non of language learning.
In Latin, this means ‘without which not’.
See also: non, qua, sine

sine qua non

Essential part. As translated from the Latin, “Without which, there would be nothing,” the phrase is an erudite way to describe that which is indispensable or basic.
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Though LTRs of pair-wise mouse/cattle were nonsignificant, these repetitive elements might be useful indicators for identifying imprinted genes because the data point of LTRs was much smaller than SINEs and LINEs.
Sines told her: "I'll give you pounds 15,000 and that's it.
A resident of Old Windsor, Berkshire, Sines has featured on the BBC consumer programme Watchdog which investigated how he allegedly attempted to persuade families in King's Lynn, Norfolk, to give up their homes.
Sines and Crickmore were found to have "corrupted" both Fairley, once part of one of the most successful stables in Britain with Mark Johnston, and southernbased freelance Doe.
We believe that SINEs represent a completely new and highly effective approach to the treatment of cancers and other diseases with major unmet need.
Sines joins AppStream with more than 25 years of corporate finance and operations experience in both privately and publicly held companies.
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Writer Sarah Ryther Francom spoke to Sine for our feature story, "Food for Thought," which details the economic contribution of Utah's restaurant industry.
Designed with pure sine wave output capability, the inverters are meant to complement remote job sites, commercial vehicles and off-grid applications such as solar panels and wind turbines.
Sine Cura Caf owner Pam Cordua, 24, says getting a new restaurant off the ground can be tough, but the cafe at Broadway and Charnelton is slowly and surely building a customer base.
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Three other circuit courts read the Lincoln ruling to mean what National Starch claimed it did: Creation of a separate asset was a sine qua non of capitalization treatment.