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

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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.
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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