The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state. (noun)
That which has actuality (materially or in concept). (noun)
One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality. (noun)
Given that; since. (conjunction)
Examples of word being
I loved the idea in the pilot where it just shows the effects of him being a badass except for the last fight, rather than him _being_ a badass.
They use the notation [Î»x Ox & x 5] as the name of the concept being an object x such that x is odd and x is greater than 5 (or, more naturally, ˜being odd and greater than 5™).
On the one hand, the word does not seem to be straightforwardly equivocal, in the sense of being subordinated to more than one concept, for we at least have the illusion of being able to grasp ˜being™ as a general term.
Here Malebranche underscores another feature of God: the divine substance is not any particular being but ˜all being™ or what he elsewhere calls ˜being in general.™
So the universal science of being qua being appears to founder on an equivocation: how can there be a single science of being when the very term ˜being™ is ambiguous?