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Essentially definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ESSEN'TIALLY, adv. By the constitution of nature; in essence; as, minerals and plants are essentially different.
1. In an important degree; in effect. The two statements differ, but not essentially.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature; "He is basically dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person" [syn: basically, fundamentally, essentially]

Merriam Webster's

adverb see essential I

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. 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 that great writers, composers and scientists are essentially quite different from ordinary people... Essentially, vines and grapes need water, heat and light. = fundamentally ADV: ADV with cl/group [emphasis] 2. You use essentially to indicate that what you are saying is mainly true, although some parts of it are wrong or more complicated than has been stated. (FORMAL) His analysis of urban use of agricultural land has been proved essentially correct... Essentially, the West has only two options... ADV: ADV with cl/group, ADV with v [vagueness]

Moby Thesaurus

a outrance, absolutely, actually, all but, all in all, all out, almost entirely, approximately, as good as, as much as, at bottom, at heart, at the core, au fond, basically, beyond all bounds, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, by and large, chiefly, completely, dead, downright, effectually, extremely, flat out, fundamentally, immeasurably, in essence, in itself, in substance, in the extreme, in the main, incalculably, indefinitely, infinitely, mainly, materially, most, mostly, on balance, on the whole, per se, perfectly, practically, primarily, purely, radically, really, substantially, totally, unconditionally, unequivocally, utterly, virtually, well-nigh, with a vengeance

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