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definition-Entity

Definition:

An Entity is real in the sense that it has provable existence, and it has performance and Cost Attributes.


Alternative Names

Concept Number: *645
English Master: Entity-Concept
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: thing Attribute *003 System Planguage *145 Function *069 Design *047

Detailing

An Entity can be natural or human made. It can be Conceptual or physical.


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Systems-Engineering-Concept


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Notes

1. an Entity is not necessarily a physical object. It can be a Policy, a law, a contractual Condition, a motivator. These are still real for people. They have performance and Cost Attributes.
2. designers choose entities because of their Attributes. The description of the Entity is called a Design-Specification or an architectural specification, usually shortened to a design or the Architecture.
3. but if all specifications or descriptions of entities were burned, the entities themselves would continue to exist.
4. I am not sure if all entities have a Function, but it seems that they do. The Function is what the Entity does.
5. The distinction between an Entity and a System is that entities must have real existence and Systems can be imagined or Conceptual in nature.


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Attribute *003
System Planguage *145
Function *069
Design *047


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This Concept entered by Lisa.

Created by system. Last Modification: Thursday 11 of July, 2019 18:09:55 CEST by Admin (Kai).
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