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6.1. Fact models: an overview > 6.1.7. Terms and definitions - Pg. 148

6.1 Fact models: an overview 127 establish that all human beings seem to share certain common characteristics. Other natural phenomena include other various types of animals (apart from human beings), plants, and landforms (mountains, valleys, etc.). The physical world also includes concepts that exist only because human beings individually or as a group have created such concepts. These include anything manufactured or built, such as cities, buildings, and equipment. Human beings have also created concepts that are at least partly abstract, such as families, organizations, market sectors, states, countries, contracts, accounts, and transactions. Fortunately, unless we are working for a dictionary or thesaurus publisher, we only need to include in an organization's fact model those concepts that are 1. other organizations or persons with which the organization has dealings, and the roles played by those organizations or persons; 2. locations in which the organization or its customers or suppliers operate; 3. products and services that the organization provides to customers; 4. physical resources such as equipment items or consumables; 5. arrangements and agreements, including contracts; 6. financial accounts; 7. events that affect the organization, including customer and supplier activities, processes per-