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ens

1

[ enz, ens ]

noun

, Metaphysics.
, plural en·ti·a [en, -shee-, uh, -tee-, uh],
  1. an existing or real thing; an entity.


Ens.

2

abbreviation for

  1. Ensign.

Ens.

1

abbreviation for

  1. Ensign


ens

2

/ ɛnz /

noun

  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 History and Origins

Origin of ens1

< Latin ēns, present participle of esse to be
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ens1

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

Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.

Appetency, ap′pet-ens-i, n. a seeking after: craving or appetite: desire, especially sensual desire—also Ap′petence.

How can we conceive Non-Ens: or confound together two distinct realities?

To admit this, we must assume the thing that is not (or Non-Ens, Nothing) to have a real existence.

Non-Ens, or Nothing, is not the name of any existing thing, or of any Something.

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