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nonentity

[non-en-ti-tee] /nɒnˈɛn tɪ ti/
noun, plural nonentities.
1.
a person or thing of no importance.
2.
something that does not exist or exists only in imagination.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; non- + entity
Synonyms
1. nobody, cipher, mediocrity, zero, nullity.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-entity

nonentity

/ˌnɒnˈɛntɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -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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