something that has a real existence; thing: corporeal entities.
being or existence, especially when considered as distinct, independent, or self-contained: He conceived of society as composed of particular entities requiring special treatment.
essential nature: The entity of justice is universality.
- en·ti·ta·tive [en-ti-tey-tiv], /ˈɛn tɪˌteɪ tɪv/, adjective
- en·ti·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use entity in a sentence
At some point, doing business with so many unique entities isn’t solely about efficiency that utilizes averages.This decade’s most important marketing question: What data rights do advertisers possess? | Kirk Williams | September 17, 2020 | Search Engine Land
In the collection view, reality isn’t really an entity in its own right, it’s just a label we give to the collection of things that happen to exist.The Universe Knows Right from Wrong - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Philip Goff | September 9, 2020 | Nautilus
The owner of the Sheraton didn’t respond to a request for comment, but the head of a hospitality trade group said the proposal would put restrictions on hotels, which are private entities, that no other businesses have.Morning Report: Hotel Workers Want Their Jobs Back | Voice of San Diego | September 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
San Diego County once bought 95 percent of its water from that entity.The Water Authority Is Resurrecting Its Pipe Dream – Again | MacKenzie Elmer | September 1, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It also requires companies to turn over vast amounts of information to government entities for the purpose of computing the score.The Chinese and U.S. Internets are drifting apart. Why that’s bad for the whole world | jakemeth | August 21, 2020 | Fortune
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
If someone wants to ensure a direct and secure connection, no entity, whether a hotel or otherwise, should be able to block it.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security | Kyle Chayka | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During pregnancy, then, CP could not be considered a separate legal entity from EQ.
A nameless, faceless entity known to his followers as Spot News, the handle of his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
UPDATE: "My firm has done nothing to shield anyone or any entity from any sanctions," Goldin told The Daily Beast in an email.Exclusive: Did This Manhattan Firm Help Shield a Russian Fund From Sanctions? | Bill Conroy | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Be that as it may, the Railway Clearing House, as a practical entity, came into being in 1842.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Not that it is any more frequent in England, however, but was there first recognised as a distinct pathological entity.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
That mysterious entity which we call the ocean had nothing in its secret thoughts which he could not divine.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
He produces nothing but Himself, He is entirely Himself; we are not dealing here with two things, but with a single entity.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
Whatever this entity might be, an entity it was, entirely distinct from his own conscious or subconscious mind.Dearest | Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for entity
something having real or distinct existence; a thing, esp when considered as independent of other things
existence or being
the essence or real nature
- entitative (ˈɛntɪtətɪv), adjective
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