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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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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