Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being essential; a basic set of essential traits; being
  • n. An essential thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being essential; the essential part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being essential.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. basic importance

Etymologies

essential +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

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