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English definition of “being”

being

noun [C or U]     /ˈbiː.ɪŋ/
C2 a person or thing that exists: A nuclear war would kill millions of living beings. Strange beings from outer space are still a popular subject for sci-fi movies.Existing and being the state of existing: We do not know exactly how life first came into being (= began to exist.)
(Definition of being noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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