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Noun entity has 1 sense
  1. entity - that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
    --1 has particulars:
     thing; causal agent, cause, causal agency; object, physical object; substance, matter; location; thing; anticipation; enclosure, natural enclosure; expanse; sky

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An entity refers to a distinct and independent thing that can be perceived or conceptualized.

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Senses and Usages:

  1. Something that exists as a separate individual:
    • Sample Sentence 1: The book described an otherworldly entity with supernatural powers.
    • Sample Sentence 2: In the field of philosophy, the concept of a self-aware entity is often explored.
  2. An organization or body with a distinct identity:
    • Sample Sentence 1: The media company is a separate entity from its parent corporation.
    • Sample Sentence 2: The university created an entity solely focused on technology transfer.
  3. In law, an entity refers to a legal or juridical person:
    • Sample Sentence 1: The court recognized the business entity as a separate legal entity, shielding the owners from personal liability.
    • Sample Sentence 2: The nonprofit organization registered itself as a separate legal entity to protect its members.

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