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entity

something having real or distinct existence; a thing, esp when considered as independent of other things

entity

[′ent·ə·tē]
(computer science)

entity

In a database, anything about which information can be stored; for example, a person, concept, physical object or event. Typically refers to a record structure.
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It may be that his brain gave way under the opportunities given by his illusion of the entity of the toy and its power of separate thought.
My own belief--for which the reasons will appear in subsequent lectures--is that James is right in rejecting consciousness as an entity, and that the American realists are partly right, though not wholly, in considering that both mind and matter are composed of a neutral-stuff which, in isolation, is neither mental nor material.
The purpose of the proposed investment property entity (IPE) Exposure Draft (ED) was twofold--to address the diversity in practice regarding real estate property fair value accounting by real estate entities and to align the scope of entities that would apply the proposed lessor accounting model under U.
For any financial report to be meaningful, the entity whose economic activities are being reported must be clearly identified.
If income taxes paid by an entity are attributable to the entity, the transaction should be accounted for in accordance with ASC 740.
The tax affairs of a foreign entity may create a disclosure or information reporting obligation, such as Form 8858, Information Return of U.
While purchasing insurance solely in the name of the entity appears to solve this coverage gap, this may leave the transferor vulnerable to loss.
Extending the more restrictive listed entity independence requirements to the audits of entities of significant public interest.
Others have the Cadillac of plans, offering retirees and other beneficiaries medical insurance for life--at the same level of benefits that current employees receive--with the entire cost paid by the governmental entity.
Contrast this effect to that of a commercial entity running under a classic corporate turnaround scenario.