What does entity mean?

Definitions for entity
ˈɛn tɪ tien·ti·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entitynoun

    that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

Wiktionary

  1. entitynoun

    That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.

  2. entitynoun

    An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.

  3. entitynoun

    Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organized array or set of individual elements or parts.

  4. entitynoun

    The state or quality of being or existence.

    The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.

  5. Etymology: From Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Entitynoun

    Etymology: entitas, low Latin.

    Dear hope! earth’s dowry and heaven’s debt,
    The entity of things that are not yet:
    Subt’lest, but surest being. Richard Crashaw.

    Fortune is no real entity, nor physical essence, but a mere relative signification. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    God’s decrees of salvation and damnation both Romish and Reformed affix to mens particular entity, absolutely considered, without any respect to demeanours. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    Here entity and quiddity
    The souls of defunct bodies fly. Hudibras.

    All eruptions of air, though small and slight, give an entity of sound, which we call crackling, puffing, and spitting; as in bay salt and bay leaves, cast into the fire. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

ChatGPT

  1. entity

    An entity is a distinct and identifiable thing that exists as a discrete unit. It can refer to both concrete entities, such as objects or organisms, as well as abstract entities, such as concepts or ideas. Entities can have properties, relationships, and particular characteristics that distinguish them from other entities. This term is commonly used in various fields including philosophy, linguistics, computer science, and business.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entitynoun

    a real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence

  2. Etymology: [LL. entitas, fr. L. ens, entis, thing, prop. p. pr. of esse to be: cf. F. entit. See Essence, Is.]

Wikidata

  1. Entity

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Entity

    en′ti-ti, n. being: existence: a real substance. [Low L. entitat-emens (q.v.).]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'entity' in Nouns Frequency: #1997

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of entity in a Sentence

  1. Victor Cha:

    This is meaningful, this is designating the entire country, which means essentially that any entity that is interested in interacting with U.S. financial institutions should no longer have any business with North Korea.

  2. Karim Sadr:

    It was only in 2016 after poring over all of that detailed imagery that I eventually realized that the homesteads are not a scatter of villages but parts of one entity; a city, rather than a dispersion of homesteads.

  3. Vikram Thakur:

    The silver lining here is that this data is not that valuable to attackers to conduct any sort of damning attack against an entity or a person, the information is not that granular that it can somehow impact one's identity or one's personal life.

  4. Yair Lapid:

    The IDF soldiers will not be investigated by the The FBI, nor by any foreign entity or foreign country, however friendly The FBI may be.

  5. Daniel Glaser:

    We could target any North Korean government agency; we could target any North Korean government official ... we could apply sanctions with respect to any individual or entity who is providing them, in turn, material support.

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