Provided we agree on what a letter is and we can see and count, then little else is problematic; a number is an accurate and efficient device for signifying this physical entity
Viewing a record as a physical entity
with distinct and separate phases of usage is difficult with electronic records, as the nature and volatility of these records negates this approach.
He foresees a not-too-distant future in which youngsters are taught within a building that is itself a learning resource rather than just a physical entity
We may explain the actual capacities of an actual physical entity
in functional terms and the components that realize those functions will be real physical entities with capacities that may be explained in functional terms and are functionally apt for alternative realization in the physical domain.
Over time, even with the considerable dedicated bandwidth and processing power of a SAN and the benefits of server-less backup, the "pipe" still has a finite capacity and disk storage remains a physical entity
that will fill up.
The framework of levels need never be revised, but we are to revise and choose between rival physical theories by reference not only to their conformity with the empirical evidence below them in the hierarchy but also to their exemplification of the principles at each level above them as, for example, to physicalism at level 4, which claims that the universe is explicable in terms of one kind of physical entity
The work is a physical entity
that can be cataloged, ordered, and placed with respect to other such works.
The coastline that unites them is now more than just a physical entity
3, note 4), where he insists that power resided in the word-form itself, which was "the concentrated essence" of the physical entity