Essential meaning

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Fundamentally important or necessary.

Essential ingredients.

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Something necessary or indispensable.
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Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent.
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Something fundamental.
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(biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet.

Essential amino acids.

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The definition of essential is completely necessary or part of the basic nature of something.

An example of essential is dedicated study skills to become valedictorian.

An example of essential is innate intelligence.

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Containing, or having the properties of, a concentrated extract of a plant, drug, food, etc.

An essential oil.

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Absolutely necessary; indispensable; requisite.
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A fundamental ingredient.
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Fundamentally important or necessary.

Essential ingredients.

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(biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet.

Essential amino acids.

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Something fundamental.
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(medicine) Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown.

Essential hypertension.

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(biochem.) Needed for life or health but not synthesized within the body, as an amino acid or vitamin that must be consumed.
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Something necessary or fundamental; indispensable, inherent, or basic feature or principle.
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Something necessary or indispensable.
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Of or constituting the intrinsic, fundamental nature of something; basic; inherent.

An essential difference.

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Being in the basic form; showing its essence.

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

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(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.
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Very important; of high importance.
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(medicine) Idiopathic.
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Absolute; complete; perfect.
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(medicine) Relating to or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown.

Essential hypertension.

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Origin of essential

  • From Late Latin essentialis, from Latin essentia (“being, essence”).

    From Wiktionary