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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being being; existence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Actual existence; entity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state or fact of existing

Etymologies

From being +‎ -ness. Translation of the German Seiendheit; sometimes also used to translate the simple Sein ("being"). (Wiktionary)

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