not completely necessary
All non-essential travel was cancelled.

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  • non-essential — non essentials (in AM, also use nonessential) 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Non essential means not absolutely necessary. The crisis has led to the closure of a number of non essential government services. ...non essential goods. Ant: essential 2) N PLURAL… …   English dictionary

  • non-essential — (adj.) also nonessential, 1717, from NON (Cf. non ) + ESSENTIAL (Cf. essential) (adj.). Attested as a noun from 1806 …   Etymology dictionary

  • non-essential — /nɒn əˈsɛnʃəl/ (say non uh senshuhl) adjective 1. not essential; not necessary: non essential use of petrol. –noun 2. a non essential thing or person …  

  • non-essential — adj. Non essential is used with these nouns: ↑personnel …   Collocations dictionary

  • non-essential — adjective not absolutely necessary. noun a non essential thing …   English new terms dictionary

  • non-essential — adjective not completely necessary: The US has imposed a ban on non essential aerosols …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • non-essential — UK / US adjective not really necessary The embassy has ordered the evacuation of all non essential personnel …   English dictionary

  • non-essential amino acid — pakeičiamoji aminorūgštis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Organizmo sintetinama aminorūgštis. atitikmenys: angl. dispensable amino acid; non essential amino acid; nonessential amino acid rus. заменимая аминокислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • non-essential — adj. not essential. Usage: Neutral in sense: see NON 6, INESSENTIAL …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-essential prime implicant — noun On a Karnaugh map: a prime implicant which does not cover any 1 which cannot covered by some other prime implicant. Ant: essential prime implicant …   Wiktionary

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