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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

nonbeing (ˌnɒnˈbiːɪŋ)
 
n
See also subsistence the philosophical problem arising from the fact that the ability to refer appears to presuppose the existence of whatever is referred to, and yet we can talk intelligibly about nonexistent objects

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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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