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Essential vs. Nonessential

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Essentialadjective

Necessary.

Nonessentialadjective

Not required; not essential.

Essentialadjective

Very important; of high importance.

Nonessentialnoun

Something that is not essential.

Essentialadjective

(biology) necessary for survival but not synthesized by the organism, thus needing to be ingested

Nonessentialadjective

Not essential.

Essentialadjective

Being in the basic form; showing its essence.

‘Don’t mind him being grumpy. That’s the essential Fred.’;

Nonessentialnoun

A thing not essential.

Essentialadjective

Really existing; existent.

Nonessentialnoun

anything that is not essential;

‘they discarded all their inessentials’;

Essentialadjective

(of a lamination of a 3-manifold) 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.

‘difference between 1 and 2’;

Nonessentialadjective

not of prime or central importance;

‘nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry’;

Essentialadjective

(medicine) Idiopathic.

Essentialnoun

A necessary ingredient.

Essentialnoun

A fundamental ingredient.

Essentialadjective

Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is.

‘Majestic as the voice sometimes became, there was forever in it an essential character of plaintiveness.’;

Essentialadjective

Hence, really existing; existent.

‘Is it true, that thou art but a name,And no essential thing?’;

Essentialadjective

Important in the highest degree; indispensable to the attainment of an object; indispensably necessary.

‘Judgment's more essential to a generalThan courage.’; ‘How to live? - that is the essential question for us.’;

Essentialadjective

Containing the essence or characteristic portion of a substance, as of a plant; highly rectified; pure; hence, unmixed; as, an essential oil.

Essentialadjective

Necessary; indispensable; - said of those tones which constitute a chord, in distinction from ornamental or passing tones.

Essentialadjective

Idiopathic; independent of other diseases.

Essentialnoun

Existence; being.

Essentialnoun

That which is essential; first or constituent principle; as, the essentials of religion.

Essentialnoun

anything indispensable;

‘food and shelter are necessities of life’; ‘the essentials of the good life’; ‘allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions’; ‘a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained’;

Essentialadjective

absolutely necessary; vitally necessary;

‘essential tools and materials’; ‘funds essential to the completion of the project’; ‘an indispensable worker’;

Essentialadjective

basic and fundamental;

‘the essential feature’;

Essentialadjective

of the greatest importance;

‘the all-important subject of disarmament’; ‘crucial information’; ‘in chess cool nerves are of the essence’;

Essentialadjective

being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc;

‘essential oil’;

Essentialadjective

applying to essential legal principles and rules of right;

‘substantive law’;

Essentialadjective

absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed

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