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adverb uk   us   /ɪˈsen.ʃəl.i/
B2 relating to the most important characteristics or ideas of something: It's essentially a dictionary but it differs in one or two respects. What he's saying is essentially true.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 本質上, 根本上, 基本上…
in Russian в сущности…
in Turkish gerçekten, aslında, esasında…
in Chinese (Simplified) 本质上, 根本上, 基本上…
in Polish zasadniczo…
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