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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Inevitably, much of the discussion so far props up the economy as an abstract entity that requires technocratic and dispassionate analysis.
Given both the influence and limitations of this abstract entity, the obvious question to ask is how it came into being.
Not in that passage, nor anywhere else, does Publius talk about a "sovereign individual." The passage Barnett quotes from Justice Wilson's Chisholm opinion cannot mean that individuals retain some sovereign status (I think Wilson meant "the man" in the sense of ordinary people, in contrast to an abstract entity like "legislative authority").
The "unknown buyer" seems the least likely to a seller because they are an abstract entity. It seems simpler to first approach your key employees or someone within your industry before going out on the market.
The basic point here is that the community cannot be seen as an abstract entity. Following Friedrich Hegel, it also has "a life of its own." As such, an attack against the values of a community is an attack against the members of that community.
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.
A literary critic, for example, may say that Sherlock Holmes, as a fictional character, has the properties of being an abstract entity and of being created by Doyle.
Food is a concrete entity but nutrition is an abstract entity."
Patriotic feeling was at a high point during the war years, and it was more commonly prompted by 'England' than by the abstract entity of the 'United Kingdom', even if this was irritating to the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish.