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of the essence

Definition of of the essence

  1. :  of the greatest importance <Time/speed is of the essence when dealing with a medical emergency.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the permanent as contrasted with the accidental element of being

    :  the individual, real, or ultimate nature of a thing especially as opposed to its existence

    :  the properties or attributes by means of which something can be placed in its proper class or identified as being what it is


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