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essentially

Pronunciation: /ɪˈsentʃəli; ɪˈsenʃəlɪ/

Translation of essentially in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (basically) esencialmente, fundamentalmente we're essentially in agreement en lo fundamental or esencial estamos de acuerdo
    Example sentences
    • I took the view that the second and third questions were essentially questions of law.
    • I would not say that violence is essentially evil unless you view human nature as evil.
    • Political correctness is essentially an etiquette, a series of codes by which we are supposed to live our lives.
    1.2 (sentence adv) en lo esencial, esencialmente

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