Definitions for Entityˈɛn tɪ ti
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