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non·es·sen·tial

 (nŏn′ĭ-sĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Having little or no importance; not essential.
2. Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but does not need to be included in the diet because of the body's ability to synthesize it from other nutrients: nonessential amino acid.

nonessential

(ˌnɒnɪˈsɛnʃəl)
adj
1. not essential; not necessary
2. (Biochemistry) biochem (of an amino acid in a particular organism) able to be synthesized from other substances
n
a nonessential person or thing

non•es•sen•tial

(ˌnɒn əˈsɛn ʃəl)

adj.
not essential; not necessary: During a drought, nonessential use of water is curtailed.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonessential - anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their inessentials"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
adjunct - something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
Adj.1.nonessential - not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA
inessential, unessential - not basic or fundamental

nonessential

adjective
Translations

nonessential

adjunnötig; workersnicht unbedingt nötig; servicesnicht lebenswichtig
n nonessentials
plnicht (lebens)notwendige Dinge pl

nonessential

[ˈnɒnɪˈsɛnʃl]
1. adjnon essenziale
2. nonessentials nplsuperfluo sg, cose fpl superflue
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