in essence


1. the most fundamental or important element of an idea






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it is simple, in essence

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When you say 'in essence', you're talking about the main or fundamental part of an idea, or to say what something can be distilled down to. when you say 'in essence' you are talking about the main or central aspect of something. This is a formal phrase used to give emphasis.

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  1. The political system is, in essence, quite simple.
  2. The application process has a number of steps but is in essence quite swift.

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  1. What this study recommends, in essence, is to tighten up security practices across the board.
  2. In essence, the campaign will raise brand awareness by an estimated 22% in our target market.

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