AskDefine | Define quintessential

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quintessential adj : representing the perfect example of a class or quality

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  • a UK /ˈkwɪntˌɪi.sɛn.ʃəl/|/ˈkwɪnt.ɪ.sɛn.ʃəl/; /"kwInt%i:.sEn.S@l/|/"kwInt.I.sEn.S@l/


  1. Of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses).


of the nature of a quintessence

Extensive Definition

The Transformers characters are spelled Quintessons.
Quintessence, literally fifth essence (from Latin quinta essentia), can refer :
quintessential in German: Quintessenz
quintessential in French: Quintessence
quintessential in Dutch: Kwintessens
quintessential in Russian: Квинтэссенция
quintessential in Serbian: Квинтесенција
quintessential in Swedish: Kvintessens

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