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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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"Undeniably," he says, "'thoughts' do exist." "I mean only to deny that the word stands for an entity, but to insist most emphatically that it does stand for a function.
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.
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.
After which time the stupid, obtrusive, wakeful entity which we call "I", as impatient as he is stiff-necked, spite of our teeth will force himself back again, and take possession of us down to our very toes.
The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security has added 17 companies and individuals to the Entity List for posing a risk to U.S.
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.S.
AN ORGANIZATION WITH TWO OR MORE owners that is an entity separate from the owners and that is not a corporation is an eligible entity that can be classified as a corporation or a partnership.
The FASB and IASB have jointly proposed new principles for determining a reporting entity's boundaries.
If income taxes paid by an entity are attributable to the entity, the transaction should be accounted for in accordance with ASC 740.
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.