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Entity - definitions

Entity - A real-world object, observation, transaction, or person about which data are to be stored in a database.

[Category=Database Management ]

Source: Northwest Database Services, 09 November 2009 08:22:35, External

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Entity - A person, place, thing, concept, or event that the organization wants to store information about. Entities are the "nouns" that appear in transactions. Examples are Customer, Location, Product, Project, Document. Entities have relationships to each other. Information about entities are stored in attributes.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 03 December 2009 10:02:09, External

Entity - A thing of significance, whether real or imagined, about which information eeds to be known or held. It is implemented in a database as one or more tables.

[Category=Data Warehousing ]

Source: Aexis Business Intelligence, 02 December 2010 09:18:57, External

Entity - In a conceptual data model, a named thing of significance about which information needs to be held in support of business operations.

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: DAMA UK, 16 July 2011 08:07:43, External



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