Meaning of entity

en•ti•ty

Pronunciation: (en'ti-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. something that has a real existence; thing: corporeal entities.
  2. being or existence, esp. when considered as distinct, independent, or self-contained: He conceived of society as composed of particular entities requiring special treatment.
  3. essential nature: The entity of justice is universality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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