the quintessence

noun

Definition of the quintessence

formal
1 : the most important part (of something) The quintessence of music is the melody.
2 : the perfect example (of something) He was the quintessence of calm.

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“The quintessence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20quintessence. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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