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being

[bee-ing]
noun
1.
the fact of existing; existence (as opposed to nonexistence).
2.
conscious, mortal existence; life: Our being is as an instantaneous flash of light in the midst of eternal night.
3.
substance or nature: of such a being as to arouse fear.
4.
something that exists: inanimate beings.
5.
a living thing: strange, exotic beings that live in the depths of the sea.
6.
a human being; person: the most beautiful being you could imagine.
7.
(initial capital letter) God.
8.
Philosophy.
a.
that which has actuality either materially or in idea.
b.
absolute existence in a complete or perfect state, lacking no essential characteristic; essence.
conjunction
9.
Nonstandard. since; because; considering that (often followed by as, as how, or that ): Being it's midnight, let's go home. Being as how you cooked supper, I'll do the dishes.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see be, -ing1

nonbeing, noun, adjective
superbeing, noun
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being (ˈbiːɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the state or fact of existing; existence
2.  essential nature; self: she put her whole being into the part
3.  something that exists or is thought to exist, esp something that cannot be assigned to any category: a being from outer space
4.  a person; human being
5.  Compare becoming (in the philosophy of Aristotle) actuality

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being
"existence," early 14c., from be (q.v.) + -ing. Sense in human being is from 1751.
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Medical Dictionary

Be
The symbol for the element beryllium.

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Be  
The symbol for beryllium.
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