abstract entity


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a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

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But making claims about a detective in a context of de dicto pretense is clearly insufficient for creating an abstract entity.
The graffiti then becomes an abstract entity that transcends particular names or even vulgar expressions.
Accordingly, the property of being a detective, though not possessed by the abstract entity that is Holmes, is represented or encoded by him in the framework provided by the Conan Doyle's stories, and this suffices to make S true.
The 20th century was short because time, in Hobsbawm's conception, is shaped by events that make history and is not an abstract entity delineated by soulless calendars.
The table presents an analyses of the referentiality of all occurrences of the demonstrative too and each fifteenth occurrence of the demonstrative see animate object NP adnominal see 7 6 too 40 (47%) 27 (31%) inanimate object NP adnominal see 7 9 too 0 7 abstract entity sum NP adnominal see 55 (54%) 18 (18%) 102 too 1 11 86 Table 3 Demonstratives as determiners in time phrases (fiction texts of the Tartu University Corpus of Standard Written Estonian) Past Present or future tol X-l 26 0 sel X-l 46 18 tookord 38 0 seekord 29 7
When an existential entity (Song) is associated with an abstract entity (Music), it is automatically related to all the other entities associated with that abstract entity; thus one review is associated with every other review even though the user created only one association (to the abstract entity).
Concrete objects like viruses can be members of an abstract entity, that is, an entity of a different logical type, although they cannot be a part of such an abstract concept.
Hamlet, the man the play Hamlet purports to present to us, is surely not an abstract entity created by William Shakespeare.
Islamic scholar Farid Esack notes that the Qur'an "presents God as being 'concerned with something that persons do, and with the persons who do it, rather than with an abstract entity [called belief]'.
In addition they talked about the difficulties in having a war against an abstract entity, adding that the present conflict was not territorial but systemic.
To them, taxes are what some abstract entity called government takes from them.
For Yarbrough, the fundamental problem with current conceptions of rhetoric, philosophy, and composition studies concerns the pervasive notion that language is "an abstract entity distinct from the world, functioning by laws different from those that govern the world, yet representing or constituting objects in the world" (211).
The deficiency, she suggests, is probably due to the distinctive character that the doctor-patient relationship assumed during the course of medical professionalization, namely that it was subordinated to the one between the physician and the abstract entity "illness.