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The quality or state of existing, especially as distinct from having particular attributes; entity, actuality.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Chandler (b. c1625). From being, present participle of be + -ness, originally after post-classical Latin entitas entity; perhaps also occasionally from being + -ness.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.