nonessential etymology

English word nonessential comes from English essential, English non-

Detailed word origin of nonessential

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
essential English (eng) A fundamental ingredient.. A necessary ingredient. (biology) necessary for survival but not synthesized by the organism, thus needing to be ingested. (medicine) Idiopathic.. (of a lamination of a 3-manifold) Such that each complementary region is irreducible, the boundary of each complementary region is incompressible by disks and monogons in the complementary region, and no leaf is a sphere [...]
non- English (eng) Used in the sense of not, to negate the meaning of the word to which it is prefixed.
nonessential English (eng) Something that is not essential. Not required; not essential.

Words with the same origin as nonessential

Descendants of non-
nonaccentual nonaggression nonalcoholic noncommittal nondenominational nondescript nondisclosure nonentity nonexistent nonfat nonfiction nonhuman noninvasive nonlethal nonnegotiable nonpayment nonprofit nonrefundable nonrhoticity nonspecific nonstarter nonthreatening nontoxic nontraditional