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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: entitas, from Latin ens 'thing that exists', from esse 'to be'

entity

noun
     
en‧ti‧ty plural entities [countable]
formal something that exists as a single and complete unit [↪ being]:
The mind exists as a separate entity.
Good design brings a house and garden together as a single entity.

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