Entity vs. Gestalt

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  • Entity (noun)

    That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.

  • Entity (noun)

    The existence of something considered apart from its properties.

  • Entity (noun)

    Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organised array or set of individual elements or parts.

  • Entity (noun)

    The state or quality of being or existence.

    "The group successfully maintains its tribal entity."

  • Gestalt (noun)

    A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symbolic elements that creates a whole, unified concept or pattern which is other than the sum of its parts, due to the relationships between the parts (of a character, personality, entity, or being)

    "This biography is the first one to consider fully the writer's gestalt."

  • Gestalt (noun)

    Shape, form

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  • Entity (noun)

    that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

  • Gestalt (noun)

    a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts

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