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

<Latin ēns, present participle of esse to be

Other definitions for ens (2 of 2)

Ens.

abbreviation
Ensign.
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British Dictionary definitions for ens (1 of 2)

ens
/ (ɛnz) /

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

Word Origin for ens

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

British Dictionary definitions for ens (2 of 2)

Ens.

abbreviation for
Ensign
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