Quintessentially vs Quintessence - What's the difference?

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Quintessence is a related term of quintessentially.

Quintessentially is a derived term of quintessence.


As a adverb quintessentially

is in a manner that is typical or characteristic of a thing's nature.

As a noun quintessence is

a thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.

As a verb quintessence is

to reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.

quintessentially

English

Adverb

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  • In a manner that is typical or characteristic of a thing's nature.
  • * 1994 — Christopher Bulis, State of Change , ch XXIII, p237
  • Peri handed Ptolemy his helmet. It had a crest on it, which she always thought looked quintessentially Roman.

    Synonyms

    * typically

    quintessence

    Noun

  • A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
  • A pure substance.
  • The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
  • (alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
  • (physics) A hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * quintessential * quintessentially

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.
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