abstract entity


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Noun1.abstract entity - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
entity - that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
psychological feature - a feature of the mental life of a living organism
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
otherworld - an abstract spiritual world beyond earthly reality
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
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The "unknown buyer" seems the least likely to a seller because they are an abstract entity.
Avicenna believes that active reason is an abstract entity and has the opportunity to take the material reason to actuality, like the sun that shines and helps the eyes see (Avicenna, 1975).
Being" signifies and refers to all beings, but there is no such thing as an abstract entity that is being (and one could add bronze, horse, and human nature).
Too many people in our largest province appear to see the Taliban as a remote, distant and abstract entity.