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ˌɪn dɪˈspɛn sə bəlin·dis·pens·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indispensableadjective

    not to be dispensed with; essential

    "foods indispensable to good nutrition"

  2. essential, indispensableadjective

    absolutely necessary; vitally necessary

    "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"

  3. indispensableadjective

    unavoidable

    "the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"

Wiktionary

  1. indispensablenoun

    A thing that is not dispensable; a necessity.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  2. indispensablenoun

    Trousers.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  3. indispensableadjective

    Not admitting ecclesiastical dispensation; not subject to release or exemption; that cannot be allowed by bending the canonical rules.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  4. indispensableadjective

    Unbendable, that cannot be set aside or ignored.

    The law was moral and indispensable. -Bp. Burnet

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  5. indispensableadjective

    Absolutely necessary or requisite; that one cannot do without.

    An indispensable component of a heart-healthy diet.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indispensableadjective

    not dispensable; impossible to be omitted, remitted, or spared; absolutely necessary or requisite

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + dispensable: cf. F. indispensable.]

  2. Indispensableadjective

    not admitting dispensation; not subject to release or exemption

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + dispensable: cf. F. indispensable.]

  3. Indispensableadjective

    unavoidable; inevitable

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + dispensable: cf. F. indispensable.]

Freebase

  1. Indispensable

    Indispensable: The Best of Michael Franks is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks released in 1988 with Warner Bros.. It is Franks' twelfth album, and his first of four compilation releases with the label. The compilation contains a selection of tracks spanning eleven years, from The Art of Tea in 1976, to The Camera Never Lies in 1987. Franks has since released seven more studio albums, rendering this compilation a fairly representative sample of his earlier work; of note his collaborations with the Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt production team, and later with Rob Mounsey.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indispensable

    in-dis-pens′a-bl, adj. that cannot be dispensed with: absolutely necessary.—ns. Indispensabil′ity, Indispens′ableness.—adv. Indispens′ably.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indispensable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indispensable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of indispensable in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    He has been called the Senate’s indispensable man and the gold standard.

  2. Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo:

    Goods and cargo transports will continue across all borders. Indispensable work-related traveling will still be possible and continues within EU borders.

  3. Domenico Scala:

    For me, the reforms are the central topic, that is why I think it is clearly indispensable to follow through with the initiated process of president's change as has been announced.

  4. Ben Stein:

    The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this decide what you want.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    God is ever indispensable. In other words, God is all-important or rather too important to be disregarded by anyone or anything. Oh! yes, no human can do anything successfully without God or rather no human can survive or live without God (John 15:5) QED. Thus, never ever take God Almighty for granted. -Emeasoba George

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