Necessity is the mother of invention.

Meaning:


The meaning of this proverb is that if someone really needs something or has a problem, he/she will find a way of doing or solving it.


Example:

Throughout the history of science, a lot of evidence has proven that necessity is the mother of invention.

If you want to invent something, think about what people need or what problems they have. Necessity is the mother of invention.



Picture:



This picture was electronically drawn by Erika Aoyama on April 14, 2005.

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Last modified on August 4, 2005