proverb When the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it.
More example sentences
- As is the case around the world, necessity is the mother of invention and innovative cooking techniques developed to make the most of what the land could provide.
- If necessity is the mother of invention, Hurricane Katrina has forced some in this city to reinvent the way they do business.
- If necessity is the mother of invention, these nations are in a good position to innovate in discovering and deploying applications that are of value to rural populations.
Definition of necessity is the mother of invention in:
- The British & World English dictionary