Definitions for Entityˈɛn tɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
en•ti•tyˈɛn tɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
something that has a real existence; thing.
something that exists as a distinct, independent, or self-contained unit.
being or existence, esp. when considered as distinct, independent, or self-contained.
Origin of entity:
1590–1600; < ML entitās= L enti-, s. of ēns (extracted from potēnspotent1 etc., as presumed prp. of esse to be) +-tās -ty2
that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
entity(noun)ˈɛn tɪ ti
sth with a distinct identity
A corporation is an entity created under state law.; Should this type of cancer be considered a separate entity?
That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.
An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.
Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organized array or set of individual elements or parts.
The state or quality of being or existence.
The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.
Origin: From Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".
a real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence
An entity is something that exists by itself, although it need not be of material existence. In particular, abstractions and legal fictions are usually regarded as entities. In general, there is also no presumption that an entity is animate. In business, an entity is a person, department, team, corporation, cooperative, partnership, or other group with whom it is possible to conduct business. Sometimes, the word entity is used in a general sense of a being, whether or not the referent has material existence, e.g., is often referred to as an entity with no corporeal form, such as a language. It is also often used to refer to ghosts and other spirits. The word entitative is the adjective form of the noun entity. Something that is entitative is "considered as pure entity; abstracted from all circumstances", that is, regarded as entity alone, apart from attendant circumstances.
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