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[en-shee-uh, -tee-uh]
  1. plural of ens.
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[enz, ens]
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
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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
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