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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
                    • He was arrested for fomenting a riot; after all, it's bad enough being in a riot but starting one is much worse.
                    • I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
                    • His fingers were shriveled from being in the bath for too long.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Being of an uneven temperent he was free with his disfavours.
                    • 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.
                    • It seems that these S-E-A-Values are all about what ethnologists call the Umwelt — the area of alarm around members of the brute creation, such as human beings.
                    • Sociologists would like to study how this phenomenon came into being.
                • 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 beinghood
                      5. en beingless
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                      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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