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  • Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence.
  • As an example of efforts in recent times, Martin Heidegger (who himself drew on ancient Greek sources) adopted German terms like Dasein to articulate the topic.
  • By contrast, in mainstream Analytical philosophy the topic is more confined to abstract investigation, in the work of such influential theorists as W. V. O. Quine, to name one of many.
  • ^ Heidegger, Sein und Zeit, p. 27: "this entity which each of us is himself ... we shall denote by the term 'Dasein'."
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    Definition of being in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbeingsSUF-ing
    1. A living creature.
      1. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
        1. (philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
          1. (philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
            1. OBS An abode; a cottage.
            2. Verb
              1. present participle of be.
              2. Conjunction
                1. OBS Given that; since.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • Or how beings such as ourselves—such as you now are— with lifespans measured in centuries and strength and endurance far beyond that of Terra- born humans, could decivilize so utterly?
                    • My creditors insist on being repaid in full before the end of the month.
                    • Paranoid behavior, too, is often seen in the manifestation of hostility toward such tales, when the listener thinks that he or she is being challenged by what sounds like an antiguru story.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Being a dentist isn't so glamorous, but it pays the bills.
                    • Being one of the most southerly parts of the UK, the Isle of Wight has a milder subclimate than most other areas.
                    • Being of an uneven temperent he was free with his disfavours.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • People believed that the werewolves, or werehyenas, which they called buda, were too strong in those places to permit safe habitation by human beings.
                    • Reaching the level of akarma, the level of acting in spiritual consciousness, is the challenge for every human being.
                    • I think I will ignore the problem for the time being.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Conjunctions
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Verb forms
                          • Participles
                            • Present participles
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                      2. en beinge
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                      4. en beinghood
                      5. en beingless
                      Source: Wiktionary

                      Meaning of being for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "being" is a conjunction. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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