Entity meaning

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The definition of an entity is something that exists independently.

An example of entity is a state or province that breaks away from the rest of the country.

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The fact of existence; being.
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Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit.

Persons and corporations are equivalent entities under the law.

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The existence of something considered apart from its properties.
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Being; existence.
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A thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself.
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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.
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An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.
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(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.
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That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.
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The state or quality of being or existence.

The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.

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Origin of entity

  • Medieval Latin entitās from Latin ēns ent- present participle of esse to be es- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".
    From Wiktionary