Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By reason of natural constitution; in essence: as, minerals and plants are essentially different.
  • In an essential manner or degree; in effect; fundamentally: as, the two statements do not differ essentially.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an essential manner or degree; in an indispensable degree; really.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in an essential manner; in essence.

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

  • adverb in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

Etymologies

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essential +‎ -ly

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