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 for Entity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entity \En"ti*ty\, n.; pl. Entities. [LL. entitas, fr. L. ens,
     entis, thing, prop. p. pr. of esse to be: cf. F. entit['e].
     See Essence, Is.]
     A real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or
     in fact; being; essence; existence.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Self-subsisting entities, such as our own personality.
                                                    --Shairp.
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           Fortune is no real entity, . . . but a mere relative
           signification.                           --Bentley.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  entity
      n 1: that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its
           own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "entity":
     an existence, article, being, body, creature, critter, ens,
     entelechy, esse, essence, existence, existent, individual, integer,
     integral, integrate, item, life, material, materiality, matter,
     module, monad, object, occurrence, organism, person, persona,
     personality, point, presence, quantity, quiddity, quintessence,
     single, singleton, something, soul, stuff, subsistence, substance,
     substantiality, sum, system, thing, totality, unit
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  entity
  
      In an entity-relationship model, an entity is a
     type of thing being modeled such as "person" or "product".
     Different entities have different sets of attributes such as
     "name" or "price" and are connected via relationships like
     "bought".  Entities are closely related to classes (class).
  
     (2009-11-22)
  

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