[en-shee-uh, -tee-uh]
plural of ens.
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[enz, ens]
noun, plural entia [en-shee-uh, -tee-uh] . Metaphysics.
an existing or real thing; an entity.

< Latin ēns, present participle of esse to be

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ens (ɛnz)
n , pl entia
1.  being or existence in the most general abstract sense
2.  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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