Term: entity Class:  
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Created 19 September 2013
Last modified 19 September 2013
Contributed by Stephen Richard


Definition: A thing that has independent, separate, or self-contained existence [Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 1999]. An instance of a type that has its own identity and can be distinguished from another instance that meets the definition of the same type. An entity has an identity property.

from Richard, S. M., 2006, Geoscience concept models, in Sinha, K, and Baru, C, Geoinformatics: Geological Society of America Special Paper 397, p. 81-107. Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen