An example of entity is a state or province that breaks away from the rest of the country.
- being; existence
- pl. -·ties a thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself
Origin of entityfrom French entité or Medieval Latin entitas from Classical Latin ens (gen. entis), present participle of esse, to be: see is
- Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit: Persons and corporations are equivalent entities under the law.
- The fact of existence; being.
- The existence of something considered apart from its properties.
Origin of entityMedieval Latin entitās from Latin ēns ent- present participle of esse to be ; see es- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- (computing) Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organised array or set of individual elements or parts.
- The state or quality of being or existence.
- The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.
From Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".
entity - Computer Definition
In a database, anything about which information can be stored; for example, a person, concept, physical object or event. Typically refers to a record structure.