essentially
adverb see essential I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Essentially — Es*sen tial*ly, adv. In an essential manner or degree; in an indispensable degree; really; as, essentially different. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • essentially — index ipso facto, purely (positively), purely (simply) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • essentially — [[t]ɪse̱nʃəli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with cl/group (emphasis) You use essentially to emphasize a quality that someone or something has, and to say that it is their most important or basic quality. [FORMAL] It s been believed for centuries… …   English dictionary

  • essentially — es|sen|tial|ly W3S2 [ıˈsenʃəli] adv used when stating the most basic facts about something = ↑basically ▪ Ballet is essentially a middle class interest. ▪ Suicide rates have remained essentially unchanged. [sentence adverb] ▪ Essentially, we are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • essentially — es|sen|tial|ly [ ı senʃli ] adverb *** 1. ) used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something: That, essentially, is the difference between them. Essentially, NATO was giving Saddam an ultimatum. 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • essentially */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈsenʃ(ə)lɪ] / US adverb 1) used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something That, essentially, is the difference between them. Essentially, NATO was giving Saddam an ultimatum. 2) used for saying… …   English dictionary

  • essentially — adv. Essentially is used with these adjectives: ↑alien, ↑arbitrary, ↑autonomous, ↑complementary, ↑complete, ↑concerned, ↑conservative, ↑constant, ↑correct, ↑defensive, ↑distinct, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • essentially — /I senSFli/ adverb used when stating the most basic facts about something: Eisenhower was essentially a moderate in politics. (sentence adverb): Essentially, the plan is worthwhile, but some changes will have to be made …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • essentially*/*/ — [ɪˈsenʃ(ə)li] adv 1) used for emphasizing the most important aspect of something That, essentially, is the difference between them.[/ex] 2) used for saying that something is mostly true, but not completely true The list is essentially… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • essentially — See essentially, substantially …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • essentially — essential ► ADJECTIVE 1) fundamental; central. 2) absolutely necessary. ► NOUN (essentials) 1) the fundamental elements. 2) things that are absolutely necessary. DERIVATIVES essentially a …   English terms dictionary

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