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en·ti·ty

(en'ti-tē),
An independent thing; that which contains in itself all the conditions essential to individuality; that which forms of itself a complete whole; medically, denoting a separate and distinct disease or condition.
[L. ens (ent-), being, pres. p. of esse, to be]

entity

(ĕn′tĭ-tē) [L. ens, being]
1. A thing existing independently, containing in itself all the conditions necessary to individuality.
2. Something that forms a complete whole, denoting a distinct condition or disease.

en·ti·ty

(en'ti-tē)
Independent thing; that which contains in itself all conditions essential to individuality.
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Pasnau suggests that if the medium (which is water or air in the case of sight) can undergo spiritual alteration, then spiritual alteration may occur in a wholly physical entity.
This axis of orientation is not a physical entity, but rather defines a direction of space that somehow determines how light travels through the universe.
This article provides an overview of the shaping forces in health sciences libraries during the last two decades and a discussion of selected developments which had a profound effect on their evolution from the physical entity to the virtual library.
Expressed as a 13-digit data structure, the GLN provides globally unique identification of a functional entity, such as a nursing station; a physical entity, such as a warehouse or a hospital wing; or a legal entity or trading partner, such as a specific company or supplier.
It also permits home video distribution where consumers may purchase or rent "a motion picture embodied in a video device which is a physical entity (including, without limitation, video cassette, laser video disc and DVD).
0 also incorporates switch segregation, which enables multiple customers to use a single switch configured to behave as though it were a separate physical entity for each customer.

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