Essentially - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈsenʃəli|  American pronunciation of the word essentially
Brit.  |ɪˈsɛnʃ(ə)li|  British pronunciation of the word essentially

adverb

- in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature(syn: basically, fundamentally)

the argument was essentially a technical one

Examples

As a fighter pilot, he knows that good vision is essential.

Free speech is an essential right of citizenship.

The essential problem with this plan is that it will cost too much.

There's no essential difference between the two products.

...the essentials for success include a willingness to work and the right attitude...

...this will be just an introduction to the essentials of computer programming...

That blessed union has contributed so essentially to the prosperity of both countries.

Ballet is essentially a middle-class interest.

Suicide rates have remained essentially unchanged.

Essentially, we are talking about the cold war period.

the argument was essentially a technical one

Oil is essentially their only resource.

...taking that statement completely out of context essentially falsifies it, whether that's your intention or not...

...trees girdled the campus, essentially hiding it from view...

...an essay that is essentially a long miserere about the decline of good manners in our society...

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