physical entity

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Noun1.physical entity - an entity that has physical existence
entity - that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
substance - material of a particular kind or constitution; "the immune response recognizes invading substances"
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The word 'site' described the area of land on which the monument was physically located: the physical entity comprised in the monument and the ground on which it stood.
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But in the living, having its own time scale (actually a multitude), there is creation, there is originality; and the laws of thermodynamics are of limited validity (once the living dies, i.e., turns into a physical entity, thermodynamics takes fully over).
is not a peculiar kind of entity, nor is it simply a state or quality of a physical entity that acts essentially in mechanical ways.
The drug store community, together with pharmaceutical companies, can think about pharmacy as a communication platform in two ways--through the retail pharmacy as a physical entity, and through the pharmacist as the patient-care conduit.
As a metaphysical concept, the occasion does not correspond to the kinds of physical entity that we might encounter in experience.
These should be ingrained through their formative years in a competitive environment so the best of these chess pieces (players) can be amalgamated into a confident cohesive physical entity as they mature.

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