An entity is something that exists by itself, although it need not be of material existence. In particular, abstractions and legal fictions are usually regarded as entities. In general, there is also no presumption that an entity is animate.

In business, an entity is a person, department, team, corporation, cooperative, partnership, or other group with whom it is possible to conduct business.

Sometimes, the word entity is used in a general sense of a being, whether or not the referent has material existence, e.g., is often referred to as an entity with no corporeal form (non-physical entity), such as a language. It is also often used to refer to ghosts and other spirits.

The word entitative is the adjective form of the noun entity. Something that is entitative is "considered as pure entity; abstracted from all circumstances", that is, regarded as entity alone, apart from attendant circumstances.

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Supernatural Revelation
... of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities ... is communicated by a supernatural entity that is reported as present during the communication, it is called a vision ... revelations go further in that direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity is reported ...
List Of Electoral Districts By Nation - Brazil
... Each federal entity has a minimum of 8 seats and a maximum of 70 ... Within each federal entity, representatives are chosen by open-list proportional voting ... For the senate, each federal entity (state or federal district) has a fixed number of three senators ...
Seth Material - Relationship With Christianity
... According to the Seth Material, Jesus Christ exists as part of the Christ entity, a highly evolved entity who exists in many systems of reality ... At the time of Christ, the Christ entity incarnated as three individuals John the Baptist, Jesus of Nazareth, and Paul or Saul of Tarsus ...
Statistical Relational Learning - Canonical Tasks
... the filtering for information that is relevant to an entity (where a piece of information is considered relevant to an entity if it is known to be relevant ... social network modelling object identification/entity resolution/record linkage, i.e ...
Sinestro Corps - Entity
... to the yellow light of the Emotional Spectrum, Parallax is revealed to be the emotional entity for the Sinestro Corps ...

Famous quotes containing the word entity:

    What is this world of ours? A complex entity subject to sudden changes which all indicate a tendency to destruction; a swift succession of beings which follow one another, assert themselves and disappear; a fleeting symmetry; a momentary order.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)