Definition of 'essentially'
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They're essentially seeing something about time in the deterioration of the smell. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These were essentially the two possibilities: Time stood still. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It essentially means my chances of conceiving naturally are low, but it's not completely impossible. The Sun (2016)Essentially, that means they have less diversity in their gene pool, which makes it harder for them to beat challenges in their environment. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The second claimant was the parent of a number of subsidiaries and was essentially a holding company. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are essentially two ways you can object. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We loved this kind of transatlantic style that was essentially quite urban. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It means he essentially works for us. The Sun (2015)There are essentially two ways people can share ownership of a flat or house. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are essentially two kinds of fishing in my mind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Essentially when something good happens they take credit it for it and when something bad happens they blame outside circumstances. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)Insurers argue that there is no way they can compete against an insurance company that is essentially subsidised by the taxpayer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But what do they mean essentially? What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)It means that you are essentially working for free for 182 days of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The difficulty for parents is getting to engage with something that essentially, dull. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But people instinctively sense that there is something essentially rotten with City and executive pay. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This essentially means they're running two businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A quick check of the records confirms him to be essentially correct. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He invested in an essentially Russian company at a time when other big minerals groups were pondering massive takeovers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Each site looks different and is targeted towards a different audience, but essentially they use the same technology and content management systems. TOP MARKETING AND MEDIA COMPANIES IN THE UK (2002)Although these are essentially risk free, once you buy one your income is fixed for life with no chance of an increase. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A Reit is essentially a quoted company that invests in property. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This essentially says, "That question is an example of questions about this problem. Training with N.L.P. (1994)You get 40 miles free, essentially. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Essentially they are saying they'll pay 1,000 for an assessment but not the rest for treatment. The Sun (2014)In any case, they would be used essentially for attack, while smaller ships would be used for defence and control. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was built as a home, but by the 1900s it had become a commercial premises and was essentially being used as offices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I think I am essentially quite lazy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'essentially'
British English: essentially ADVERB
You use essentially to emphasize a quality that someone or something has, and to say that it is their most important or basic quality.
It's been believed for centuries that great artists and scientists are essentially quite different from ordinary people.
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