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"being" in British English

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beingnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈbiː.ɪŋ/  us   /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.
the state of existing: We do not know exactly how life first came into being (= began to exist.)

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(Definition of being from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"being" in American English

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 us   /ˈbi·ɪŋ/
  • being (BE)

present participle of be

beingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbi·ɪŋ/
  • being noun [C/U] (PERSON)

a person or thing that exists, or the state of existing: [C] human/living beings [U] The group came into being (= began to exist) to help relatives of the terminally ill.
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