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entity

en·ti·ty

entity

 
pronunciation:
en tih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: entities
definition 1: anything that exists objectively and distinctly, whether nonliving or living; thing or being.
A wife in those days was not viewed as a separate entity from her husband.As a corporation, the business is a distinct entity and must pay its own taxes.
synonyms:
being
similar words:
thing
definition 2: the fact of existence in itself as opposed to nonexistence; being.
similar words:
being