the necessary

the necessary

1. The funds that are necessary for or to do something. We're hoping outside investors will be able to provide the necessary to get our company up and running.
2. That which is required, necessary, or mandatory. A: "I know you're sure that the body we recovered belongs to the suspect, but we still need a positive ID from his next of kin." B: "OK, I'll contact his wife to come in and do the necessary."
3. euphemism Urination or defecation. This is the last rest stop for the next four hours, so anyone who needs to do the necessary had better do it now!
4. obsolete euphemism A toilet or outhouse. Back when I was growing up, nothing was worse than having to go out to the necessary in the middle of the night by yourself.
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the necessary

n. money; an income. (Also a really old term for a toilet or bathroom.) I can always use more of the necessary.
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For this to work effectively, under supervision, we allowed the class to go virtually anywhere on camp property to record the necessary scenes.
The main concerns are whether distance learning will provide students with the necessary interaction skills often learned through interchange with instructors and other students, whether students have the same opportunities to learn the materials, and whether students are satisfied with the distance courses (The Institute for Higher Education, 1999).
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The results of the peel tests and the necessary injection times are shown in figure 2.
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In the end, the fundamental change does not take place until there is enough critical mass moving in one direction creating the necessary momentum to pull the rest along.
The exception is supervisors and managers who may need to be informed regarding the necessary restrictions of the work or duties of the employee, and necessary accommodations.
In other words, the necessary publication rests on the twin pillars of strategic planning and valid measurement.
Often, these restraints are unnecessary, and with some modifications to the design process, and cooperation by the owner, the necessary information can be finalized earlier in the process.