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Entity

Entity

WordNet



noun


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


From Medieval Latin entitas < Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".

Noun



  1. That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.
  2. An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.
  3. An organized array or set of individual elements or parts.
  4. The state or quality of being or existence.
    The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.
    • Quotation: The policy of the government of the United States is to seek . . . to preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity -- G.F.Kennan