- plural of ens.
- an existing or real thing; an entity.
Origin of ens
< Latin ēns, present participle of esse to be
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Examples from the Web for entia
Of other Entia there is generation or destruction, but of Accidents there is none (b. 23).Aristotle
All division, distinction and relation are but entia rationis.
The reasoning of Zeno, as far as we know it, is nearly all directed against the hypothesis of Entia plura discontinua.
Theories of those who do not recognise a definite number of Entia or elements.
Motion and Rest are contraries; yet we say that each and both are Realities or Entia.
- being or existence in the most general abstract sense
- a real thing, esp as opposed to an attribute; entity
C16: from Late Latin, literally: being, from Latin esse to be
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