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existent

[ig-zis-tuh nt] /ɪgˈzɪs tənt/
adjective
1.
existing; having existence.
2.
now existing.
noun
3.
a person or thing that exists.
Origin of existent
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin existent- (stem of existēns), present participle of existere to exist; see -ent
Related forms
quasi-existent, adjective
unexistent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for existent

existent

/ɪɡˈzɪstənt/
adjective
1.
in existence; extant; current
2.
having existence; living
noun
3.
a person or a thing that exists
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Word Origin and History for existent
adj.

1560s, a back-formation from existence, or else from Latin existentem/exsistentem (nominative existens/exsistens), present participle of existere/exsistere (see existence).

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