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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
                    • This may be, as was our presurvey suspicion, due to a lack of “lean” type managerial thinking principles being employed within those units.
                    • Party chief Low Thia Khiang said that, while they support the name change to honour Encik Yusof, "we cannot square with the change(s) that are being 'tompang' (piggybacked) with the name change."
                    • Don't let your xenoglossophobia take over: being able to speak Chinese would be a useful skill.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Being so lighthanded the vessel could not be properly managed and could carry but little sail, consequently her progress was but slow.
                    • 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.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • I think I will ignore the problem for the time being.
                    • Reaching the level of akarma, the level of acting in spiritual consciousness, is the challenge for every human being.
                    • People believed that the werewolves, or werehyenas, which they called buda, were too strong in those places to permit safe habitation by human beings.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Conjunctions
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Verb forms
                          • Participles
                            • Present participles
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                      1. en beings
                      2. en beinge
                      3. en beingly
                      4. en beingness
                      5. en beinghood
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                      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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