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noun essential pronunciation in British English /ɪˈsenʃ(ə)l/
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pluralessentials
  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] something that is needed for life, or needed in a particular situation
    food, water, and other essentials
    She packed a few essentials and headed for the airport.
    the bare/barest essentials: Millions of people lack even the bare essentials.
  2. 2

    essentials

    [plural] the most basic and important aspects of a subject
    essential of: He agreed to teach me the essentials of web page design.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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