essentiality

[ uh-sen-shee-al-i-tee ]
/ əˌsɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural es·sen·ti·al·i·ties for 2.

the quality of being essential; essential character.
an essential feature, element, or point.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of essentiality

First recorded in 1610–20; essential + -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for essentiality