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Quintessence

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1. ether, quintessence

the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies

2. quintessence

the purest and most concentrated essence of something

3. quintessence

the most typical example or representative of a type

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Quintessence

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noun
1. 
the most typical representation of a quality, state, etc
2. 
an extract of a substance containing its principle in its most concentrated form
3. 
(in ancient and medieval philosophy) ether, the fifth and highest essence or element after earth, water, air, and fire, which was thought to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things

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Quintessence

see synonyms of quintessence
noun
1. 
in ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth essence, or ultimate substance, of which the heavenly bodies were thought to be composed: distinguished from the four elements (air, fire, water, and earth)
2. 
the pure, concentrated essence of anything
3. 
the most nearly perfect manifestation of a quality or thing

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Quintessence

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n.
1. The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
2. The purest or most typical instance: the quintessence of evil.
3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
4. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.

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