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es·sen·tial

 (ĭ-sĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent: "In that era of general good will ... few Americans doubted the essential goodness of their society" (David Halberstam).
2. Fundamentally important or necessary: essential ingredients. See Synonyms at indispensable.
3. Medicine Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown: essential hypertension.
4. Biochemistry Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet: essential amino acids.
n.
1. Something fundamental.
2. Something necessary or indispensable.

es·sen′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), es·sen′tial·ness n.
es·sen′tial·ly adv.

essentially

(ɪˈsɛnʃəlɪ)
adv
in a fundamental or basic way; in essence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.essentially - in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature; "He is basically dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person"

essentially

adverb
1. fundamentally, radically, basically, primarily, at heart, intrinsically, at bottom the belief that geniuses are essentially quite different from ordinary people

essentially

adverb
In regard to the essence of a matter:
Translations
أساسِيَّا، جَوْهَرِيًّا
grundliggendei bund og grund
lényegében
í grundvallaratriîum
aslındaesasında

essentially

[ɪˈsenʃəlɪ] ADV
1. (= at bottom) → básicamente
essentially, it is a story of ordinary peoplebásicamente, es una historia de gente normal
she was essentially a generous personera básicamente or en esencia una persona generosa
2. (= on the whole) → en lo esencial, en lo fundamental
essentially, we agreeestamos de acuerdo en lo esencial or fundamental
his theory is essentially correctsu teoría es correcta en lo esencialfundamentalmente or en lo fundamental su teoría es correcta

essentially

[ɪˈsɛnʃəli] adv (= basically) → essentiellement

essentially

adv (= fundamentally)im Wesentlichen; (= basically, at heart)im Grunde genommen; essentially, they are saying that …im Wesentlichen sagen sie, dass …; she was an essentially good womanim Grunde genommen war sie eine gute Frau

essentially

[ɪˈsɛnʃlɪ] advessenzialmente, fondamentalmente

essential

(iˈsenʃəl) adjective
absolutely necessary. Strong boots are essential for mountaineering; It is essential that you arrive punctually.
noun
a thing that is fundamental or necessary. Everyone should learn the essentials of first aid; Is a television set an essential?
esˈsentially adverb
basically. She is an essentially selfish person.
References in classic literature ?
But, taking the inward and outward history of the first half-day into consideration, Hepzibah began to fear that the shop would prove her ruin in a moral and religious point of view, without contributing very essentially towards even her temporal welfare.
Then the very nature of the opposite sex, or its long hereditary habit, which has become like nature, is to be essentially modified before woman can be allowed to assume what seems a fair and suitable position.
The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.
Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture; but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will; it is marvellous how essentially polite they are.
The magnetic energy, as developed in the mariner's needle, is, as all know, essentially one with the electricity beheld in heaven; hence it is not to be much marvelled at, that such things should be.
I trust that the development of Africa is to be essentially a Christian one.
Action from principle, the perception and the performance of right, changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was.
It is an essentially tame and civilized literature, reflecting Greece and Rome.
I am con- fident that it is essentially true in all its statements; that nothing has been set down in malice, nothing exaggerated, nothing drawn from the imagination; that it comes short of the reality, rather than over- states a single fact in regard to SLAVERY AS IT IS.
The girl's fervid temp erament intensified the essentially feminine pleasure that most women feel in the passage of the comb through their hair, to a luxury of sensation which absorbed her in enjoyment, so serenely self-demonstrative, so drowsily deep that it did irresistibly suggest a pet cat's enjoyment under a caressing hand.
I don't know that I thought it very reasonable; but I thought it very delightful, and essentially a part of their character.
Godfrey's was an essentially domestic nature, bred up in a home where the hearth had no smiles, and where the daily habits were not chastised by the presence of household order.