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An entity is something that has a distinct, separate existence, though it need not be a 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. Entities are used in system developments as models that display communications and internal processing of, say, documents compared to order processing. Look up entity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For Pierre Bourdieus book Distinction see La distinction. ... For the philosophical movement, see Existentialism. ... This article is about the concept of abstraction in general. ... In the common law tradition, legal fictions are suppositions of fact taken to be true by the courts of law, but which are not necessarily true. ... This article is about life in general. ...


An entity could be viewed as a set containing subsets. In philosophy, such sets are said to be abstract objects. In mathematics, a set can be thought of as any collection of distinct objects considered as a whole. ... “Superset” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Abstract It is a commonplace in philosophy that every thing or object is either abstract or concrete. ...


The word entity is often useful when one wants to refer to something that could be a human being, a non-human animal, a non-thinking life-form such as a plant or fungus, a lifeless object, or even a belief; for instance. In this way, entity could be seen as a "catch all"-word. For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... For the fictional character, see Fungus the Bogeyman. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Catch-all party. ...


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, such as a language. Taken further, entity sometimes refers to existence or being itself. For example, the former U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan once said that "the policy of the government of the United States is to seek . . . to preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity." In ontology, a being is anything that can be said to be, either transcendantly or immanently. ... Look up corporeal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... George Frost Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American advisor, diplomat, political scientist, and historian, best known as the father of containment and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War. ...


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.


In law, an entity is something capable of bearing legal rights and obligations. It generally means "legal entity" or "artificial person" but also includes "natural person". For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... In jurisprudence and law, a right is the legal or moral entitlement to do or refrain from doing something or to obtain or refrain from obtaining an action, thing or recognition in civil society. ... An obligation can be legal or moral. ... A juristic person is a legal fiction through which the law allows a group of natural persons to act as if it were a single composite individual for certain purposes. ... An android is an artificially created being that resembles a human being. ... In jurisprudence, a natural person is a human being perceptible through the senses and subject to physical laws, as opposed to an artificial or juristic person, i. ...


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This Article Addede By : Moath Mohammad Abo Arqoub -Palestine In ontology, a being is anything that can be said to be, either transcendantly or immanently. ... Entitativity means the consideration of something as pure entity, i. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... As commonly used, individual refers to a person or to any specific object in a collection. ... In philosophy, an object is a thing, an entity, or a being. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Person (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Polity (disambiguation). ... A resource, also referred to as system resource, is any physical or virtual system component of a computer system with limited availability. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ...


Specialized uses

A database management system (DBMS) is computer software designed for the purpose of managing databases. ... The Entity-Relationship model is a data model for high-level descriptions of conceptual data models, and it provides a graphical notation for representing such data models in the form of entity-relationship diagrams. ... It has been suggested that SUMO class be merged into this article or section. ... VHDL, or VHSIC Hardware Description Language, is commonly used as a design-entry language for field-programmable gate arrays and application-specific integrated circuits in electronic design automation of digital circuits. ... An SGML entity is an abbreviation for part of a document. ... In telecommunication, the term open systems architecture means the layered hierarchical structure, configuration, or model of a communications or distributed data processing system that (a) enables system description, design, development, installation, operation, improvement, and maintenance to be performed at a given layer or layers in the hierarchical structure, (b) allows... See also Alternative political spellings and the list of pejorative political puns. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... A game engine is the core software component of a computer video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... The word dynamics can refer to: a branch of mechanics; see dynamics (mechanics) the volume of music; see dynamics (music) When used referring to mechanics, it is referring to the study of the motion of both rigid bodies and particles. ... An NPC from the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. ... Look up item in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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