Definition of entity
2 : something that has separate and distinct existence and objective or conceptual reality
3 : an organization (such as a business or governmental unit) that has an identity separate from those of its members
Examples of entity in a Sentence
One division of the company was broken off as a separate entity.
the question of whether extrasensory perception will ever be a scientifically recognized entity
Recent Examples of entity from the Web
Trump's latest budget proposal would prohibit any funding for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood.
The new sanctions will apply a travel ban and asset freeze to 14 people and four North Korean entities.
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution adding 15 North Korean individuals and four entities linked to the country’s nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist.
This is a recognition that Europe legally has to negotiate as one entity, said Gary Hufbauer, a trade expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Christiana Figueres, a former top United Nations climate official, said there was currently no formal mechanism for entities that were not countries to be full parties to the Paris accord.
And as the company presses forward on its distribution center expansion, some coastal Alabama entities are hoping to see some benefits.
The City Council was amenable to another entity taking over the car show, but some council members were not keen on losing the longtime car show host.
NBC News got ahold of a Trump Organization document concerning how the Organization is handling payments from various foreign entities.
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Origin and Etymology of entity
Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin ent-, ens existing thing, from coined present participle of esse to be — more at is
First Known Use: 1596
ENTITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of entity for English Language Learners
: something that exists by itself : something that is separate from other things
Medical Definition of entity
: something (as a disease or condition) that has separate and distinct existence and objective or conceptual reality whether the common cold is an entity has been debated—Year Book of Medicine
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