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nonentity

[non-en-ti-tee]
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noun, plural non·en·ti·ties.
  1. a person or thing of no importance.
  2. something that does not exist or exists only in imagination.
  3. nonexistence.
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Origin of nonentity

First recorded in 1590–1600; non- + entity

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1. nobody, cipher, mediocrity, zero, nullity.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-entity

nonentity

noun plural -ties
  1. an insignificant person or thing
  2. a nonexistent thing
  3. the state of not existing; nonexistence
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Word Origin and History for non-entity

n.

also nonentity, c.1600, "something which does not exist," from non- + entity. Meaning "a person or thing of no importance" is attested from 1710.

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