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English definition of “entity”

entity

noun [C] uk   /ˈen.tɪ.ti/ us    /-t̬ə.t̬i/ formal
C2 something that exists apart from other things, having its own independent existence: The museums work closely together, but are separate legal entities. He regarded the north of the country as a separate cultural entity.
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