Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

in essence

in essence
1) the most fundamental or important element of an idea
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    • it is simple, in essence
  • Analysis
    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.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The political system is, in essence, quite simple.
    2. The application process has a number of steps but is in essence quite swift.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    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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