- (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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Related Words for essentiallynecessarily, originally, approximately, truly, permanently, virtually, substantially, actually, typically, quite, really, fundamentally, centrally, chiefly, inherently, intimately, materially, naturally, primarily, principally
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Contemporary Examples of essentially
Eating disorders, researchers believed, were essentially more severe forms of disordered eating.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
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)
December 24, 2014
Essentially, we are being left in a position where we are expected to just take agency promises at face value.No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony
December 24, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of essentially
Essentially teachers,--I might add, they were publicists as well as professors.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
So the grocery was essentially a village club, and not a rural club.In the Midst of Alarms
The first point to be noted is its essentially democratic spirit.In the Heart of Vosges
Taking the Trilogy as a whole, one will find that it is essentially symbolical.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Broiling is the simplest of all forms of cooking, and is essentially English.Culture and Cooking
mid-14c., "that is such by its essence," from Late Latin essentialis, from essentia (see essence). Meaning "pertaining to essence" is from late 14c., that of "constituting the essence of something" is from 1540s; that of "necessary" is from 1520s. Essentials "indispensable elements" is from early 16c. Related: Essentially.