- (of a singularity of a function of a complex variable) noting that the Laurent series at the point has an infinite number of terms with negative powers.
- (of a discontinuity) noting that the function is discontinuous and has no limit at the point.Compare removable(def 2).
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Eating disorders, researchers believed, were essentially more severe forms of disordered eating.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Over the years, the meaning has evolved, essentially, to “Christmastime,” and describes the period between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Essentially, we are being left in a position where we are expected to just take agency promises at face value.
His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.
There is a brutally honest section of the book about how you fell out of love with your wife, and essentially chose soccer.
It is just different enough from the ordinary, romantic novel to be essentially new.The Redemption of David Corson|Charles Frederic Goss
Justice, moreover, with its frequent employment of trial by combat, did not essentially differ from private war.
But beyond this essentially human and romantic, attitude to Nature there is just nothing at all.Suspended Judgments|John Cowper Powys
The situation is one of conflict, and it is out of the conflict that the essentially emotional experience of "resistance" emerges.Studies in Logical Theory|John Dewey
Physical examination, essentially negative, except for thick mucco burn discharge from the urethra.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy