becoming

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪˈkʌmɪŋ/, /bɪˈkʊmɪŋɡ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bəˈkʌmɪŋ/
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Verb[edit]

becoming

  1. present participle of become

Noun[edit]

becoming (plural becomings)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) The act or process by which something becomes.
    • 2007, Una Chung, Contagion of Living
      By tracing the turns from U.S. to Japan to China, we can see that becoming American, the classic ethnic American narrative, itself opens to further becomings and unbecomings and rebecomings that address mobility and ethnicization []

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

becoming (comparative more becoming, superlative most becoming)

  1. pleasingly suitable; fit; congruous
  2. decent, respectable

Antonyms[edit]

  1. unbecoming

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