indispensable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"indispensable" in British English

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indispensableadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪn.dɪˈspen.sə.bl̩/
C2 Something or someone that is indispensable is so good or ​important that you could not ​manage without it, him, or her: This ​book is an indispensable ​resource for researchers. His ​longexperience at the United Nations makes him indispensable to the ​talks.
indispensability
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.dɪ.spen.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
(Definition of indispensable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indispensable" in American English

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indispensableadjective

 us   /ˌɪn·dɪˈspen·sə·bəl/
too ​important not to have; ​necessary: None of ​ourplayers is indispensable.
(Definition of indispensable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indispensable”
in Spanish indispensable…
in Vietnamese không thể thiếu được…
in Malaysian perlu…
in Thai ซึ่งขาดไม่ได้…
in French indispensable…
in German unentbehrlich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 必不可少的,必需的…
in Turkish elzem, çok gerekli, vazgeçilmez…
in Russian совершенно необходимый…
in Indonesian penting…
in Chinese (Traditional) 必不可少的,必需的…
in Polish niezastąpiony…
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