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Being

Being

WordNet



noun


(1)   A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
(2)   The state or fact of existing
"A point of view gradually coming into being"
"Laws in existence for centuries"
Wiktonary



Etymology


Originated 1250–1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.

Noun



  1. a living creature.
  2. the state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
  3. that which has actuality (materially or in concept).
  4. one's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.

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