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Re: c.d.theory glossary - RELATION

From: x <x-false_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 18:44:52 +0300
Message-ID: <409273c5@post.usenet.com>

"mAsterdam" <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org> wrote in message news:409270c6$0$562$e4fe514c_at_news.xs4all.nl...
> x wrote:
> > mAsterdam wrote:
> >>x wrote:
> >>>Laconic2 wrote:
> >>>>I would have said that "An entity is DESCRIBED BY a set of
attributes."
> >>>>I think REPRESENTED is too strong.
> [snip]
> >>In short
> >>RM.REPRESENT yes, *facts*.
> >>ER.REPRESENT yes, *things*.
> >
> > If you look in a dictionary you'll find:
> > Fact: someTHING that exists (or happened).

>

> At http://www.hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=fact
>

> I find:
> Definition:
>

> 1. [n] a piece of information about circumstances that exist or
> events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the
> case"
> 2. [n] a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses
> are not facts"
> 3. [n] a statement or assertion of verified information about
> something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument
> with an impressive array of facts"
> 4. [n] an event known to have happened or something known to have
> existed; "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is
> fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"
>
>

> I'ld say a _fact_ is about a _thing_ (or things).
fact (fakt) n.
  1. something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.
  2. something known to exist or to have happened.
  3. a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: scientific facts about plant growth.
  4. something said to be true or supposed to have happened.
  5. an actual or alleged event or circumstance, as distinguished from its legal effect or consequence.

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