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Definition of the noun physical entity
What does physical entity mean as a name of something?
- an entity that has physical existence
- lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
- more generic word: entity = that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence
- more specific terms:
- thing = a separate and self-contained entity
- physical object / object = a tangible and visible entity
- causal agency / causal agent / cause = any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
- matter = that which has mass and occupies space
- physical process / process = a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
- substance = material of a particular kind or constitution
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by Gary Rosenkrantz, Joshua Hoffman
One such definition goes something like the following: a physical entity or property is one to which the laws ...
A Dictionary of Geography (2015)
by Susan Mayhew
identify some particularly 'geographical' ontological concepts: continuant—physical entity with spacelike part; occurrent— physical entity with timelike parts; location—a piece of physical space; ...
by Marcel Danesi
physical entity, the physical entity being at most the concrete occurrence of a pertinent expressive form; - a sign is not a fixed semiotic entity, but rather a variable entity where expression and content converge. The sign, therefore, cannot be ...
by Homero E. Martinez
Asia is a non-homogeneous physical entity. In regard to its size and diversity, Asia is more a cultural concept incorporating a ...
by Ted Briscoe, Ann Copestake, Valeria de Paiva
There are a few generalisations; a part of some physical entity will also be a physical entity, part of some time period will also be a ...
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