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[enz, ens]
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noun, plural en·ti·a [en-shee-uh, -tee-uh] /ˈɛn ʃi ə, -ti ə/, Metaphysics.
  1. an existing or real thing; an entity.
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Origin of ens

< Latin ēns, present participle of esse to be

en

[en]
noun
  1. the letter N, n.
  2. Also called nut. Printing. half of the width of an em.
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adjective
  1. Printing. having the area of an en quad or the length of an en: en quad; en dash.
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Origin of en

First recorded in 1785–95

Ens.

  1. Ensign.
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ens

noun plural entia (ˈɛnʃɪə) metaphysics
  1. being or existence in the most general abstract sense
  2. a real thing, esp as opposed to an attribute; entity
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Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin, literally: being, from Latin esse to be

EN

abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. enrolled nurse
  2. English Nature
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Ens.

abbreviation for
  1. Ensign
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en

noun
  1. printing a unit of measurement, half the width of an emAlso called: nut See also ennage
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