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- essentiall (obsolete)
- Synonyms: indispensable; see also Thesaurus:requisite
- Antonyms: accidental, accessorial, incidental, unnecessary, unneeded
- 2018, Clarence Green; James Lambert, “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects”, in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, volume 35, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2018.07.004, page 105:
- Thus, research-based resources with the potential to assist teachers prepare secondary students for tertiary education are essential.
- Very important; of high importance.
- Synonyms: crucial; see also Thesaurus:important
- Antonyms: unimportant; see also Thesaurus:insignificant
- 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19:
- In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. […]
- (biology) necessary for survival but not synthesized by the organism, thus needing to be ingested
- Being in the basic form; showing its essence.
- Really existing; existent.
- (geometry) Such that each complementary region is irreducible, the boundary of each complementary region is incompressible by disks and monogons in the complementary region, and no leaf is a sphere or a torus bounding a solid torus in the manifold.
- (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (medicine) Idiopathic.
- Having the nature of essence; not physical.
- 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist:
- "It is usually allowed that there is the natural body, as St. Paul called it, which is dissolved at death, and the etheric or spiritual body which survives and functions upon an etheric plane. Those are the essential things. But we may really have as many coats as an onion and there may be a mental body which may shed itself at any spot where great mental or emotional strain has been experienced."
terms derived from essential (adjective)
of high importance
in basic form
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essential (plural essentials)