ens rationis

noun
ens ra·​ti·​o·​nis | \ ¦enzˌrashēˈōnə̇s; ¦en(t)sˌrätēˈ-, -ätsēˈ- \

Definition of ens rationis

: an abstract logical entity usually having no positive existence outside the mind — compare ens reale

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History and Etymology for ens rationis

Medieval Latin, literally, being of the mind

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“Ens rationis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ens%20rationis. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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