nonessential

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nonessential not of prime or central importance "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA"
    • n nonessential anything that is not essential "they discarded all their inessentials"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nonessential A thing not essential.
    • a Nonessential Not essential.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nonessential Not essential or necessary; not absolutely necessary.
    • n nonessential A thing that is not essential, absolutely necessary, or of the utmost consequence.
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Usage

In literature:

Men who arrive anywhere in any direction always have the habit of ignoring the nonessential more or less strongly developed.
"The Grain Of Dust" by David Graham Phillips
Antonyms: nonessential, unnecessary, optional, discretional, casual, needless.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Blunt, through lack of proper training, was making the grave mistake of using all his strength on what might be termed nonessentials.
"Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail" by Burt L. Standish
Most of us waste money on nonessentials.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
Error and nonessential dividing lines will disappear if neglected.
"Church Cooperation in Community Life" by Paul L. Vogt
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In news:

Economy puts nonessential IT projects on back burner .
It may have been the Victorian-era physician William Osler who first proposed a link between childhood naughtiness and tonsils, those peculiar, nonessential flaps of lymphatic tissue in the throat.
Studies of more than 300 mammalian species have shown that salivary glands , because they are nonessential to life, have a greater capacity to evolve than the body's vital organs.
The US military may shut down 'nonessential' fast food joints like Burger King at their largest air base in Afghanistan.
Studies of more than 300 mammalian species have shown that salivary glands, because they are nonessential to life, have a greater capacity to evolve than the body's vital organs.
Iran says it will cut imports of nonessential goods.
Nonessential US Gov't Staff Begin To Leave Egypt.
Economy puts nonessential IT projects on back burner.
BP, Apache Evacuate Nonessential Staff From US Gulf as Storm Nears.
Nonessential US Gov't Staff Begin To Leave Egypt.
For the Advancement of Colored People that he will eliminate "nonessential, expensive programs" like.
All nonessential personnel evacuated from ship.
The blood center needs about 250 more donations to avoid canceling nonessential surgeries.
UN pulling out nonessential int'l staff from Syria.
City buildings throughout Issaquah will switch off nonessential lights Saturday raise awareness about the effects of climate change.
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In science:

Note that the difference up to an additive constant is nonessential to algorithmic information theory.
Equivalent characterizations of partial randomness for a recursively enumerable real
Note that the difference up to an additive constant is nonessential to algorithmic information theory.
Partial randomness and dimension of recursively enumerable reals
However, such nonessential decrease of q may be recovered by regarding each logical qubit as a ‘local site’.
Necessity of Superposition of Macroscopically Distinct States for Quantum Computational Speedup
Approximation of nonessential spectrum of transfer operators.
Stability and approximation of random invariant densities for Lasota-Yorke map cocycles
The standard work by Kent Beck is a well-written book; you could distinctly hear students talking about it passionately in lab sessions not long after it was made an additional but nonessential reading.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
The latter terms are obliged to the asymmetry between dc and db. Apart from the nonessential constant terms, the (20)-based Schrödinger equation splits into three equivalent but interdependent eigenvalue equations, one for each Qi.
Off-center impurity in alkali halides: reorientation, electric polarization and pairing to F center. I. Basic equations
Of interest is to find pairs of nonessential genes for which removing both causes lethality or fitness to grow defects.
A statistical framework for the analysis of microarray probe-level data
Because of financial constrains (for each of the 4000+ nonessential genes we need a hybridization), we will typically have only one array I = 1 per query gene.
A statistical framework for the analysis of microarray probe-level data
In order to eliminate nonessential integration constants, we set u = 0 at the r = 2M bifurcation sphere.
Retarded radiation from colliding black holes in the close limit
So as not to be bothered by these nonessential considerations, we shall assume strong regularity conditions on V here.
Quantitative concentration inequalities for empirical measures on non-compact spaces
We adopt the convention that nonessential constants can change from line to line.
Local-in-space estimates near initial time for weak solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations and forward self-similar solutions
Moreover, we note that in order to study the long term behavior of the parabolic system (1.1)-(1.2), if the absorbing property holds in L∞ -norm, the growth rate of the nonlinearities fi , gi and hi with respect to ui becomes nonessential for further investigations of attractors.
Sup-norm estimates for parabolic systems with dynamic boundary conditions
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