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Meaning of IN ESSENCE

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  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"
  2. [adv]  with regard to fundamentals although not concerning details; "in principle, we agree"
  3. [adj]  being the essence or essential element of a thing; "substantial equivalents"; "substantive information"
 
 Synonyms: au fond, basically, essential, essentially, fundamentally, in principle, in theory, substantial, substantive
 

 

 

 

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