essentiality

noun es·sen·ti·al·i·ty \ i-ˌsen(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē \

Definition of essentiality

plural essentialities
1 a : essential nature : essence
b : an essential quality, property, or aspect
2 : the quality or state of being essential
  • the essentiality of freedom and justice
  • —P. G. Hoffman

Examples of essentiality in a Sentence

  1. physical strength or endurance is the essentiality that makes activity a sport and not just a game

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First Known Use of essentiality

1616

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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