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An entity of type X is something that can measured as an extensive quantity or counted as an elementary entity. The term entity with symbol X, therefore, has a general meaning, including but not limited to elementary entities UX. The distinction can be emphasized by using the term entity-type X, to avoid confusion of an entity X with the more restricted definition of elementary entity UX as a single countable object or event.

Abbreviation: X

Reference: BEC2020.1 doi10.26124bec2020-0001.v1

Communicated by Gnaiger Erich (2020-05-20) last update 2020-07-11
in: Anastrophe XX Entity X and elementary unit x of X-mass Carol


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