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English noun: being

1. being (state) the state or fact of existing


SamplesA point of view gradually coming into being.
Laws in existence for centuries.


Synonymsbeingness, existence


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)actuality, aliveness, animation, coexistence, eternity, life, life, life, living, possibility, possibleness, preexistence, presence, subsistence, timeless existence, timelessness, transcendence, transcendency


Attributeexistent, existing, nonexistent


Antonymsnonbeing, nonentity, nonexistence

2. being a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently


Synonymsorganism


Broader (hypernym)animate thing, living thing


Narrower (hyponym)aerobe, amphidiploid, anaerobe, animal, animalcule, animalculum, animate being, atavist, beast, benthos, brute, carrier, clon, clone, commensal, congenator, congener, congeneric, conspecific, creature, cross, crossbreed, denizen, diploid, dwarf, eucaryote, eukaryote, fauna, flora, fungus, haploid, heteroploid, heterotroph, host, hybrid, individual, individual, katharobe, mascot, micro-organism, microorganism, mortal, mutant, mutation, myrmecophile, native, nekton, nonvascular organism, parasite, parent, person, plankton, plant, plant life, polymorph, polyploid, postdiluvian, procaryote, prokaryote, recombinant, relative, relict, saprobe, saprophyte, saprophytic organism, sitter, somebody, someone, soul, sport, stander, throwback, utterer, variation, vocaliser, vocalizer, zooid


Part holonymbody part, cell


Substance holonymtissue


Domain category membersactinal, bioluminescent, cellular, fertilized ovum, metabolic process, metabolism, morphogenesis, organic chemistry, parthenote, stratum, zygote









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