• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ens (Metaph) Entity, being, or existence; an actually existing being; also, God, as the Being of Beings.
    • Ens (Chem) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; essence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiw en uaitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.
    • n ens That which in any sense is; an object; something that can be named and spoken of.
    • n ens The same as first ens (which see, below).
    • ens An abbreviation of ensign.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ens enz an entity, as opposed to an attribute.
    • ***


  • Quentin Crisp
    “Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., ens, entis, a thing. See Entity
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A late pr.p. form, from L. esse, to be.


In literature:

I spen' two days by him an' talk about many t'ings w'ich 'appen to us long ago w'en we hunt together.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
You'll of'en hear his whistle i' the street when it's efter ten o'clock at nicht.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
Among the latter was Ens.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Tigernmas, the prince of Tara yonder On Hallowe'en with many hosts.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
And thou, what solace givest thou, e'en the tiniest, the lightest, by thy words?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
His name is, at this time, written invariably as En-lil.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
I've b'en at Clem fur five years to buy him union suits; but he's always b'en so stuck on red flannen.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Hendry would hae ta'en him awa, but I liked to hae 'im.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
But what d'ye want, cap'en?
"The Ghost Ship" by John C. Hutcheson
Egad, Child, I was e'en in despair of ever seeing thee again; my Friends are all provided for within, each Man his kind Woman.
"The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)" by Aphra Behn
Dat first hide dey had, white folks would whip it off dem en den turn round en grease dem wid tallow en make dem work right on.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Un volum en le quel sount contenuz les Enfaunces de Nostre Seygneur, coment il fust mene en Egipt.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
Set on to Dido's threshold then e'en as the way doth show.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Una cura segura se encuentra en el Compuesto Vegetal de Lydia E. Pinkham.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
Amongst those who escaped was a man named Abderrahman Ben en Naga Bey, whose father, then in El Obeid, had entreated the Mahdi to spare him.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
Si s'est assis en un lit point a flors, Dejoste lui se siet bele Erembors.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Come, officers, bear me e'en where you please, My oppress'd conscience nowhere can have ease.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
She got witch en' hoodoo charms, en' say ol' Nick en' all his imps cayn't faze 'er.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Il s'approcha en tremblant & en admirant, & se mit a genoux aupres d'elle.
"Popular Tales" by Charles Perrault
Anyhow, he don't keep near ez close track of it ez he do w'en he's home.
"J. Poindexter, Colored" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

In poetry:

Mijn dagen zijn in 't najaarsgrauw,
Der liefde bloem en vrucht verdween;
De worm, de kanker en de rouw
Zijn mijne alleen!
"Byrons Zwanenzang" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
"Voor wie als ik van kind tot knaap,
Van man tot grijsaard derven,
Voor die is dood en sterven
Maar verontruste slaap....
"Lethe" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
"All or nowt" is what thoo wanted
An' so Heart Luve it mun be,
Even a gowd ring I'd have gi'en up
If thoo'd axed it of me.
"All Or Nowt" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Despierta, hablas, y al hablar, vibrantes
Tus palabras parecen
Lluvia de perlas que en dorada copa
Se derrama a torrentes?
"Rimas XXVII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Als de luchters nog niet branden,
En het flikkrend haardsteêvuur
Wondre schaduwen doet dansen
Op den halfverlichten muur:
"Engelen" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
Look here, and hold thy peace:
The Giver of all good
E'en from the womb takes no release
From suffering, tears, and blood.
"The Circumcision Of Christ" by John Keble

In news:

Cooperation en masse in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass".
In Ivory Coast, Gbagbo's forces defect en masse : reports.
En masse , heavy duty en masse and pan flight Heavy duty.
Mormon group quits LDS Church en masse .
The space shuttle Endeavor is rolling through Los Angeles today en route to new digs at the California Science Center built by a contractor working for Kansas City-based Butler Manufacturing.
Chief Manufacturing has introduced its ENS lateral shift extrusion as an accessory that allows an installer to align multiple flat-panel screens.
ADA Suite- ens Its Multiroom Receiver with Dual Tuners, Better Sound.
ENS partners law firm to provide legal and PR advice for sports stars.
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who is traveling with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaks to reporters on Romney's campaign plane en route to Orlando, Fla.
Escargots en Petits Pots: Burgundy snails, bone marrow, anchovies, herb.
Gary Neal sank five 3-pointers en route to a 15-point effort that helped the Spurs win at Charlotte.
That might seem like a lot of money for a lawn, but not when you consider it has to cover a very big area like the En- Joie Golf Club where the Dick's Open starts this weekend.
Reportan balacera durante ' Jornada de Oración' en Matamoros.
Sweet Return, en route to Hollywood Derby victory.
An air tanker is en route from New Mexico to help battle the blaze in Lefthand Canyon that has caused the evacuations of 223 households, including the Lake of the Pines subdivision.

In science:

Each channel has a unique integer label, eN N ∈ Z+ , and the labels of its inputs and output nodes are given by the functions vIN (eN N ) and vOUT (eN N ) respectively.
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
Let Xn be random elements in some spaces Xn and let En be events that depend on Xn only, i.e., En = {Xn ∈ En} for some (measurable) sets En ⊆ Xn , and suppose that lim inf P(En ) > 0.
Asymptotic equivalence and contiguity of some random graphs
Let Yn := (Xn | En ) be Xn conditioned on En (possibly ignoring some small n with P(En ) = 0).
Asymptotic equivalence and contiguity of some random graphs
Let (en )n , (fn )n ∈ P (B∞ ∩A′ ), and c > 0 satisfying the following conditions: for any p ∈ P (A) and any ε > 0 there exists a large natural number Np such that cτ (p) − ε ≤ τ (pfn p) for any n ≥ Np and any τ ∈ T (B ), and τ (en ) → 0 for any τ ∈ T (B ), where we have assumed that en , fn are all pro jections.
Certain aperiodic automorphisms of unital simple projectionless C*-algebras
The harmonic measure of each translate of X is at most the supremum s, so eµn (f )ν (f gX ) > s − ǫ − s X h∈G\f eµn (h), and the sum of eµn (h) over all h ∈ G \ f is just 1 − eµn (f ), which implies that eµn (f )ν (f gX ) > s − ǫ − s(1 − eµn (f )).
Random Heegaard splittings
Dividing by eµn (f ) gives the following estimate for the harmonic measure of the translate, ν (f gX ) > s − ǫ/eµn(f ), for any n such that eµn (f ) > 0.
Random Heegaard splittings
We can derive En+1 (x) from En (x) by means of the equation mn+1 (x, y) = ZT En+1 (x) = [y∈En (x) In the proof of Lemma 7A, we treated two separate cases.
The algebraic difference of two random Cantor sets: The Larsson family
The substructure of Γ induced by the image eN [V ] of eN has a first-order definition in (eN [V ]; =) (since all occurrences of E in a formula defining a relation of Γ can be replaced by f alse); but then, since eN is an embedding, Γ has a first-order definition in (V ; =).
All reducts of the random graph are model-complete
So if we choose a sequence (en)n∈N with en > 0 for every n ∈ N and limn→¥ en = 0, there exists vn ∈ |F | \C with |vn − w| < en .
Algebraic Properties of Generic Tropical Varieties
The result is the construction of a matrix eN ∈ HS(2L, H) such that eN −1 eQ−1 cM−1 eS cM eQ eN = eR eλ eP , where now all factors are in HS(2L, H) and eR is in a normal form.
The random phase property and the Lyapunov spectrum for disordered multi-channel systems
It is easy to see that either Φ(T , s) = Φ⋆ (T , s) or Φ(T , s) = EnΦ⋆ (T , s)En (notice that En T En is obtained from T ∈ T by changing the signs of the entries (n, n − 1) and (n − 1, n)).
Convergence rates to deflation of simple shift strategies
Since A has tracial rank zero, there exist a sequence of pro jections en ∈ A, a sequence of finite dimensional subalgebras Bn of A with 1Bn = en and a sequence of ucp maps πn : A → Bn such that the following hold. • k[a, en ]k → 0 as n → ∞ for any a ∈ A. • kπn (a) − en aenk → 0 as n → ∞ for any a ∈ A.
Classification of homomorphisms into simple Z-stable C^*-algebras
E = Ens (cid:18) Ens where Ens stands for the energy in the case where there are no other scales (such as m) entering in the description of the system.
Lorentz symmetry from a random Hamiltonian
E = Ens (cid:18) Ens where Ens is the no-scale energy for a single particle.
Lorentz symmetry from a random Hamiltonian
Then a tuple a satisfies φR in G iff eN (a) satisfies φR in G (because eN is an embedding) iff eN (a) satisfies ψR in G (as there are no edges on eN (a)) iff eN (a) satisfies ψR in the substructure induced by eN [V ] (since ψR does not contain any quantifiers).
Minimal functions on the random graph