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BECOMING

To change; to go from one definiteness to another. Becoming is opposed to being, in the sense of a being in the process of becoming something other than what it had been. The terms "become" and "becoming" are current features of process philosophy and theology, which deny that any being, including God, simply exists, but claim that everything is in constant flux and change.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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