What does Sine Qua Non mean?

Definitions for Sine Qua Non
ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn, ˈnɒn, kweɪSine Qua Non

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. essential condition, sine qua nonnoun

    a prerequisite


  1. sine qua nonnoun

    An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient.

    Etymology: sine qua non, “without which [cause] not”

  2. sine qua nonnoun

    a test used to establish causation in fact.

    Etymology: sine qua non, “without which [cause] not”

  3. sine qua nonnoun

    ((common usage)) In debate or formal discussion: a "going-in" position.

    Etymology: sine qua non, “without which [cause] not”


  1. Sine qua non

    Sine qua non or condicio sine qua non refers to an indispensable and essential action, condition, or ingredient. It was originally a Latin legal term for "[a condition] without which it could not be," or "but for..." or "without which [there is] nothing".

Editors Contribution

  1. Sine Qua Non

    A condition that must be met in order to realize a goal, target, dream, vision or aspiration. It is something very crucial and absolutely necessary.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on March 7, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sine Qua Non in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sine Qua Non in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sine Qua Non in a Sentence

  1. Adolph Hitler:

    The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

  2. Maureen O'Hara:

    A sense of belonging is a sine qua non of healthy psychological functioning everywhere. Such a sense, beginning in infancy and continuing throughout life, comes about by experiencing mutual empathy; by sensing oneself as part of a whole, which recognizes and accepts that one is a member.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Love is Sine Qua Non. In other words, Love is a virtue which is absolutely necessary in all areas of human lives. Besides that, Love is designed by God for you to embrace it, imbibe it and then live it out wholeheartedly. -Emeasoba George

  4. Soner Cagaptay:

    Incirlik is important to the anti-ISIS struggle, but it's not indispensable, if Washington feels that this becomes the sine qua non in the relationship, the U.S. might pull the plug out. It would require a repositioning of forces.

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Translations for Sine Qua Non

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  • absolut nødvendighedDanish
  • unerlässliche Voraussetzung, notwendige Bedingung, sine qua non, conditio sine qua non, absolute NotwendigkeitGerman
  • εκ των ων ουκ άνευGreek
  • condición sine qua nonSpanish
  • kynnyskysymys, edellytysFinnish
  • [[անհրաժեշտ]] [[պայման]], [[մի]] [[բան]], [[առանց]] [[որի]] [[հնարավոր]] [[չէ]], [[էական]] [[պայման]]Armenian
  • 必須条件Japanese
  • 필수조건, 불가결, 없어서는 안 될 것Korean
  • sine qua nonLatin
  • warunek sine qua non, warunek niezbędnyPolish
  • sine qua nonPortuguese
  • ([[соверше́нно]]) [[необходимый, [[обязательныйRussian
  • oeftergivligt villkor, nödvändig förutsättning, ofrånkomligt villkorSwedish
  • olmazsa olmazTurkish

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