xiamenese wrote:I don't think "Thing" is a good idea ... it would make it sound as if you really couldn't think of a name for this abstraction and so were just using "Thing" by default. I'd go with "Entity"; that can cover physical structures like buildings as well as people and institutions of all kinds ... all potential "legal entities". And if anyone were to need to use the option -- I don't know how to put it better for the moment -- for some truly abstract concept or event, labelling it an "entity" is no worse than labelling it a "thing".
Yeah, I think I am leaning towards 'Entity'. It appears to cover most of the requirements, and nobody would consider an event an entity, like they would for a lot of the generic alternatives.