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