"ens" meaning in English

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Noun

IPA: /ˈɛnz/ [UK] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-ens.wav Forms: enses [plural], entia [plural]
Rhymes: -ɛnz Etymology: From Late Latin ēns (“thing”), from esse (“to be”). See entity. Etymology templates: {{lena}}, {{der|en|LL.|ens|ēns|thing}} Late Latin ēns (“thing”) Head templates: {{en-noun|+|entia}} ens (plural enses or entia)
  1. (philosophy) An entity or being; an existing thing, as opposed to a quality or attribute. Categories (topical): Philosophy
    Sense id: en-ens-en-noun-q7FXGS-9 Topics: human-sciences, philosophy, sciences
  2. (chemistry, alchemy, now historical) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; an essence, an active principle. Tags: historical Categories (topical): Alchemy, Chemistry
    Sense id: en-ens-en-noun-UkQ4yN5j Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 36 58 5 Topics: alchemy, chemistry, natural-sciences, physical-sciences, pseudoscience
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Derived forms: ens entium, ens reale
Etymology number: 1

Noun

IPA: /ˈɛnz/ [UK] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-ens.wav
Rhymes: -ɛnz Etymology: Inflected forms. Head templates: {{head|en|noun form}} ens
  1. plural of en Tags: form-of, plural Form of: en
    Sense id: en-ens-en-noun-ikqU7dpN
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 2

Inflected forms

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