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n. pl. en·ti·ties
1. Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit: Persons and corporations are equivalent entities under the law.
2. The fact of existence; being.
3. The existence of something considered apart from its properties.
n, pl -ties
1. (Philosophy) something having real or distinct existence; a thing, esp when considered as independent of other things
2. existence or being
3. the essence or real nature
[C16: from Medieval Latin entitās, from ēns being; see ens]
en•ti•ty(ˈɛn tɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. something that has a real existence; thing.
2. something that exists as a distinct, independent, or self-contained unit.
3. being or existence, esp. when considered as distinct, independent, or self-contained.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin entitās= Latin enti-, s. of ēns (extracted from potēns potent1 etc., as presumed present participle of esse to be) + -tās -ty2]
en′ti•ta`tive (-ˌteɪ tɪv) adj.
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|Noun||1.||entity - that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)|
physical entity - an entity that has physical existence
abstract entity, abstraction - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
thing - an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
1. thing, being, body, individual, object, presence, existence, substance, quantity, creature, organism the concept of the earth as a living entity
2. An organized array of individual elements and parts forming and working as a unit:
entity[ˈɛntɪtɪ] n → entità f inv
n. entidad, integridad, esencia o cualidad de algo.