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inessential

[in-i-sen-shuh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈsɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
not essential; not necessary; nonessential.
2.
without essence; insubstantial.
noun
3.
that which is not essential.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; in-3 + essential
Related forms
inessentiality, noun
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Examples for inessential
  • He taught us so much that seems obvious today: how to cut away the inessential, how to produce a distilled and expressive art.
  • Measures visual perception, long-term visual memory, and the ability to differentiate essential from inessential details.
  • They are relatively rich inessential amino acids, especially lysine and methionine.
  • It reduces the blood supply to your skin and short-term inessential organs.
  • The interior of the building is comfortable but unadorned, with few decorative details or inessential spaces.
British Dictionary definitions for inessential

inessential

/ˌɪnɪˈsɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
not necessary
noun
2.
anything that is not essential
Derived Forms
inessentiality, noun
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