Definitions for "Entity Bean"
An enterprise bean that represents persistent data maintained in a database. An entity bean can manage its own persistence or it can delegate this function to its container. An entity bean is identified by a primary key. If the container in which an entity bean is hosted crashes, the entity bean, its primary key, and any remote references survive the crash.
An Enterprise JavaBean which has the following characteristics. Represents data in the database. Is transactional. Allows shared access for any number of users. Can exist as longs as its data in a database. Can transparently survive crashes of the EJB server.
a data object, not a business process object
Keywords:  complex, business
a complex business entity