[en-tahy-tl-muh nt] /ɛnˈtaɪ tl mənt/
the act of .
the state of being .
the right to guaranteed benefits under a government program, as Social Security or unemployment compensation.
1823, perhaps in some senses from French entitlement, which long had been used in legal language; in part a native formation from entitle + -ment. Entitlement culture attested by 1994 (culture of entitlement is from 1989).
Federal programs, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, that disburse money according to fixed formulas to citizens who fall into designated categories. Because entitlements do not require annual congressional appropriations, their cost tends to rise steadily and, in the view of some, out of control.
[en-ti-tee] /ˈɛn tɪ ti/ noun, plural entities. 1. something that has a real existence; thing: corporeal entities. 2. being or existence, especially when considered as distinct, independent, or self-contained: He conceived of society as composed of particular entities requiring special treatment. 3. essential nature: The entity of justice is universality. /ˈɛntɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. […]
- Entity-relationship diagram
- Entity-relationship model
database, specification An approach to data modelling proposed by P. Chen in 1976. The model says that you divide your database in two logical parts, entities (e.g. “customer”, “product”) and relations (“buys”, “pays for”). One of the first activities in specifying an application is defining the entities involved and their relationships, e.g. using an entity-relationship […]
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