By Jack Krupansky
(1) An entity is a person, software agent, or legacy computer program which is capable of performing some action or service or otherwise interacting with another entity. We divide the world into real-world entities and artificial entities.
(2) An entity is an object that has a separate and distinct existence and can be characterized by its attributes or characteristics. The world of entities includes but is not limited to people, robots, and computer software programs.
See the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition for "entity".
Singular of entities.
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