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English definition of “living”


noun     /ˈlɪvɪŋ/
B2 [C] the money that you earn from your job : [usually singular] to earn /make a living What does he do for a living (= how does he earn money )?Earning money and money earned
country/healthy, etc living the way in which you live your life → See also standard of livingLife and livingLifestyles and their study
(Definition of living noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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