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entity Line breaks: en¦tity
Pronunciation: /ˈɛntɪti/

Definition of entity in English:

noun (plural entities)

1A thing with distinct and independent existence: Church and empire were fused in a single entity
More example sentences
  • Segmenting the business into three distinct entities should make it more attractive to buyers.
  • Whether you believe in the literal existence of such entities is up to you.
  • Nevertheless, they will continue to act as if commodities are animate entities.
Synonyms
organization, institution, establishment, body, operation;
structure, system, unit, whole
informal set-up, outfit
1.1 [mass noun] Existence; being: entity and nonentity
Synonyms
life, living, animation, animateness, vital force;
substance, essence, reality, actuality;
essential nature, quintessence;
Philosophy quiddity, esse

Origin

Late 15th century (denoting a thing's existence): from French entité or medieval Latin entitas, from late Latin ens, ent- 'being' (from esse 'be').

Derivatives

entitative

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛntɪtətɪv/
adjective (chiefly Philosophy )

Words that rhyme with entity

identity

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