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Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.
David A. Bednar

Meaning of "essence" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ESSENCE

From Medieval Latin essentia, from Latin: the being (of something), from esse to be.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ESSENCE

essence  [ˈɛsəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ESSENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Essence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ESSENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Essence

In philosophy, essence is the attribute or set of attributes that make an entity or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity. Essence is contrasted with accident: a property that the entity or substance has contingently, without which the substance can still retain its identity. The concept originates with Aristotle, who used the Greek expression to ti ên einai or sometimes the shorter phrase to ti esti for the same idea. This phrase presented such difficulties for his Latin translators that they coined the word essentia to represent the whole expression. For Aristotle and his scholastic followers, the notion of essence is closely linked to that of definition. In the history of western thought, essence has often served as a vehicle for doctrines that tend to individuate different forms of existence as well as different identity conditions for objects and properties; in this eminently...

Definition of essence in the English dictionary

The first definition of essence in the dictionary is the characteristic or intrinsic feature of a thing, which determines its identity; fundamental nature. Other definition of essence is the most distinctive element of a thing. Essence is also a perfect or complete form of something, esp a person who typifies an abstract quality.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ESSENCE


acquiescence
ˌækwiˈɛsəns
adolescence
ˌædəˈlɛsəns
arborescence
ˌɑːbəˈrɛsəns
bioluminescence
ˌbaɪəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
cathodoluminescence
ˌkæθədəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
chemiluminescence
ˌkɛmɪˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
coalescence
ˌkəʊəˈlɛsəns
convalescence
ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsəns
electroluminescence
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
florescence
flɔːˈrɛsəns
fluorescence
ˌflʊəˈrɛsəns
immunofluorescence
ˌɪmjʊnəʊflʊəˈrɛsəns
incandescence
ˌɪnkænˈdɛsəns
inflorescence
ˌɪnflɔːˈrɛsəns
luminescence
ˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
obsolescence
ˌɒbsəˈlɛsəns
opalescence
ˌəʊpəˈlɛsəns
photoluminescence
ˌfəʊtəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
quintessence
kwɪnˈtɛsəns
thermoluminescence
ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ESSENCE

essayistic
esse
Essen
essence of bergamot
essence of violets
Essene
Essenian
Essenic
essential
essential amino acid
essential element
essential fatty acid
essential oil
essentialise
essentialism
essentialist
essentiality
essentialize
essentially
essentialness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ESSENCE

absence
almond essence
at your convenience
audience
conference
confidence
copresence
in essence
leave of absence
multipresence
of the essence
omnipresence
Pleasence
pluripresence
police presence
presence
real presence
telepresence
unessence
vanilla essence

Synonyms and antonyms of essence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ESSENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «essence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of essence

Translation of «essence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ESSENCE

Find out the translation of essence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of essence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «essence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

本质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esencia
570 millions of speakers

English

essence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جوهر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

суть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

essência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সারাংশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

essence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Intipati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wesen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本質
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

본질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhasar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản chất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

istotą
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

esență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουσία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

essens
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

essens
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of essence

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENCE»

The term «essence» is very widely used and occupies the 7.529 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about essence

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10 QUOTES WITH «ESSENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word essence.
1
Corazon Aquino
Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.
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Aristotle
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
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Nigel Barker
For a selfie, it's not about the pose, it's about you. There's a reason why you look great in the picture or you look great in real life, because someone has caught the essence of who you are, and a pose is not you.
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Glenn Beck
Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice - that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot - the content of character, not the color of skin.
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David A. Bednar
Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.
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Bodhidharma
The essence of the Way is detachment.
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Jack Bowman
Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity, it's essence tends to become creativity.
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Julius Caesar
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
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Albert Camus
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
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Anton Chekhov
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ESSENCE»

Discover the use of essence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to essence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart
In this book, revered Shinto master Motohisa Yamakage explains the core values of Japan's unique religion, paying particular attention to its spiritual aspects, as well as exploring the very profound roots of the original Shinto of ancient ...
基央·山蔭, Paul de Leeuw, Aidan Rankin, 2006
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Aristotle on Meaning and Essence
David Charles presents a study of Aristotle's views on meaning, essence, necessity, and related topics.
David Charles, 2000
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Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume
Essence and Alchemy resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery, from the dramas of the spice trade to the quests of the alchemists to whom today's perfumers owe a philosophical as well as ...
Mandy Aftel, 2011
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The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do
An unusual reference incorporating Shoshin Nagamine's stunning martial arts capability with non-violence and spiritual peace
Shoshin Nagamine, 1998
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The Essence of Brazilian Percussion and Drum Set: With ...
A study of the language of Brazilian rhythms and song styles.
Ed Uribe, 1993
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Essence With the Elixir of Enlightenment: The Diamond ...
Essence has been combined with The Elixir of Enlightenment, a short introductory text directed toward students on the path who are frustrated by either the spiritual or psychological barriers that Western life can present.
A H Almaas, 1998
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A Woman of Essence: A Christian Guide to Godly Relationships ...
With this spiritual self-help guide, you can transform your love life and break the barriers of dysfunctional relationships through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Cynthia Smalls-Purdie, 2006
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Otherwise Than Being or Beyond Essence
A sequel to Levinas' Totality and Infinity.
E. Levinas, 1981
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The Essence of Leadership: The Four Keys to Leading Successfully
Examines the style and methods of corporate giants.
Edwin A. Locke, 1999
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Care: The Essence of Nursing and Health
Die Beiträge der Aufsatzsammlung versuchen auf theoretischer und auch auf praktischer Ebene das Konzept des "caring" (Care = umfassende oder auch ganzheitliche Pflege im Gegensatz zur medizinischen Assistenz) als notwendigen Bestandteil ...
Madeleine M. Leininger, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ESSENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term essence is used in the context of the following news items.
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ESSENCE Apologizes to Missy Elliott
During her July 4 performance on the main stage at ESSENCE Festival, beloved hip-hop star Missy Elliott had the Superdome crowd on its feet ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
2
Halo 5: has the thirst for volume diluted the essence?
Halo 5: has the thirst for volume diluted the essence? Thursday, 9 July 2015 11:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt. Share on: Facebook · Twitter · Reddit · Google+. «VG247, Jul 15»
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Ma$e Closes Essence Festival Performance 'in Jesus' Name:' 'If I …
"I believe I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior," Betha said, according to Essence. "If I die tonight, I know I'm right. I'm blessed. «Christian Post, Jul 15»
4
ESSENCE Poll: Is It Challenging to Find Foundation That Matches …
The 25-year-old model took to Instagram on Monday to speak her mind about makeup artists that don't carry her shade of foundation, Clutch ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
5
Afro-Latino Festival Celebrates the Essence of Afrolatinidad
With Que Bajo?!, DJs and producers Geko Jones and Uproot Andy have been holding it down for the Latin side of the global bass movement in ... «Village Voice, Jul 15»
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WATCH: The Kim Burrell All-Star Tribute at Essence Music Festival …
kim-burrell *The tribute to Kim Burrell during the 2015 Essence Festival has officially been deemed as one of the most talked about events this ... «Eurweb.com, Jul 15»
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Erykah Badu Regally Owns the August Global Issue Cover of …
Grammy Award-winning artist Erykah Badu couldn't contain her glee when she unveiled her latest cover of ESSENCE magazine during the ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
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ESSENCE Poll: Do You Feel Comfortable in a Bikini?
YouTube blogger Loey Lane recently took to her channel to combat commenters that shame her for flaunting her curves, reports Cosmopolitan. «Essence.com, Jul 15»
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Lynn Whitfield Dishes on Life, Beauty and SPF
Silverscreen sensation, Lynn Whitfield, attended this year's Essence Music Festival and filled us in on the secret to her gorgeous complexion. «Essence.com, Jul 15»
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2015 Essence Festival Draws Nearly 500000 Attendees, Thousands …
2015-essence-festival-logo-1 *The 2015 Essence Festival emerged as a confirmed success with nearly 500,000 people who were on hand to ... «Eurweb.com, Jul 15»

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