Entity

Entity["type",name]
represents an entity of specified type identified by name.

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  • Possible entity types include , , , , and many more. A list of all available entity types can be found by evaluating EntityValue[].
  • Properties of an Entity object can be obtained from Entity[][property] where property is an EntityProperty expression or a string.
  • Entity expressions format in StandardForm using a print form of the entity name, retrieved either from a Wolfram server or from the system cache.
  • The TraditionalForm of an entity is just the print form string.
  • Entity expressions can be created by using the Ctrl+Equal WolframAlpha interface.
  • The identifier is a string that represents the canonical entity type associated with a specific entity.
  • The identifier name is generally a string, but for certain entity types can also contain lists and integers.
  • Entity[type] is sometimes used in EntityValue to represent a generic entity of the specified type.

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This is the Entity expression for the United States, with its StandardForm appearance in the output:

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Use the Ctrl+Equal WolframAlpha interface to discover particular entities:

Get information about the properties of an entity using EntityValue:

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Properties of an Entity object can also be obtained from Entity[]["property"]:

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A list of entity types can be found using EntityValue:

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A list of entities within a given type can be found using EntityList:

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Introduced in 2014
(10.0)