The word entity is of Latin origin and goes back to the middle Latin noun “entitas” and the late Latin noun “ens”. Here it is recurred to its meaning as “something of existence”. An entity is “something existent”, i.e. “an existing”. As a collective, the concept of entity in this sense encompasses a broad spectrum of concrete and abstract objects in the sense of tangibles and intangibles, especially things, facts and events.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.