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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·es·sen·tial /ˌɪnəˈsɛn(t)ʃəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·es·sen·tial a.
 1. Having no essence or being.
    The womb of inessential Naught.   --Shelley.
 2. Not essential; not required to achieve a given purpose; unessential; unnecessary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not basic or fundamental [syn: unessential] [ant: essential]
      2: not absolutely necessary
      n : anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their
          inessentials" [syn: nonessential] [ant: necessity]