What does entity mean?

Definitions for entity
ˈɛn tɪ tien·ti·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entity(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. entity(Noun)

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

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

  2. entity(Noun)

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

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

  3. entity(Noun)

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

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

  4. entity(Noun)

    The state or quality of being or existence.

    The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entity(noun)

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

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce entity?

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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. Tim Lomax:

    Our growing traffic problem is too massive for any one entity to handle.

  2. Frederic Stevenin:

    Long term, the objective will be to list the entity as we believe this will be quite an attractive growth story. We think it's a natural outcome.

  3. Liz Hempowicz:

    On the letter of the law, this isn't a violation, however it doesn't look good. That's not nothing when we're talking about the chief law enforcement officer of the country and his private activity, it contributes to this idea that you have to be putting money into an entity that will benefit the President -- if not today, then down the road -- personally to stay in his good graces.

  4. Hong Kong:

    United States makes huge sense. Uber faces an uphill task in Uber China especially since Didi is multiple times larger by transaction value and city coverage, this will lead to favorable outcomes for both companies. The biggest benefit is cost savings, they no longer have to give out subsidies to drivers and passengers. It will give pricing power as the new entity will become the dominant player. That means profitability will come sooner than later.

  5. Russell Solomon:

    There might be more risk to a standalone entity without the other businesses to cushion the cyclicality.

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