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1. Not essential; unessential.
2. Without essence.
Something that is not essential.

in′es·sen′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
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Noun1.inessentiality - not of basic importance
unimportance - the quality of not being important or worthy of note
dispensability, dispensableness - the quality possessed by something that you can get along without
essentiality, essentialness - basic importance
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