Definition of in essence in English:

in essence

Basically and without regard for peripheral details; fundamentally: in detail the class system is complex but in essence it is simple
More example sentences
  • Football, in essence, is competitive and it is important for the health of the game that it remains so.
  • Because in essence, power is getting other people to accept your interpretation of things.
  • They say that the mind works, in essence, like an enormously complicated algorithm.
Synonyms
essentially, basically, fundamentally, primarily, principally, chiefly, predominantly, substantially;
above all, first and foremost;
effectively, virtually, to all intents and purposes;
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