Definitions of entity

  1. that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own physical existence (living or nonliving) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, estate or government agency. The entity is treated like a person; it can function legally, be sued, and make decisions through agents.
  5. Being; anything that exists. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. An independent thing; that which contains in itself all the conditions essential to individuality; that which forms of itself a complete whole. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. Being: existence: a real substance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Existence; a real substance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Anything that exists; a real thing or substance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Being; essence; existence; an existing thing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Being; existence; a real being. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. In an entity-relationship model, an entity is atype of thing being modeled such as "person" or "product".Different entities have different sets of attributes such as"name" or "price" and are connected via relationships like"bought". Entities are closely related to classes (class). foldoc_fs
  13. en'ti-ti, n. being: existence: a real substance. [Low L. entitat-em--ens (q.v.).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. The being or essence of anything. It has been used somewhat vaguely, in modern French medicine more especially, to signify apparently a general or essential disease, the nature and seat of which cannot be determined. - Nysten. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. A thing\'s existence, as opp. to its qualities or relations; thing that has real existence. So entitative a. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Latin] A real being; essence; existence. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. Something which really is, a real being; a particular species of being. Complete Dictionary

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