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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
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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Examples for existent
  • Novelists are few and feeble and dramatists are non-existent.
  • Two existing idioms are fused into a non-existent one.
  • Shutter lag was basically non-existent, and images were sharp and nicely balanced in all situations.
  • My recollection of the evening is absolutely non-existent.
  • Streets flood almost immediately because drainage is almost non-existent.
  • The risk introduced by this pavement marking should be completely unacceptable given the virtually non-existent benefit.
  • These kinds of things create the atmosphere where dialog is effectively non-existent.
  • Most likely if something mechanically malfunctions the likely hood of survival is non existent.
  • All your cells will be dead, dna gone, memories non-existent.
  • Human activity effects on the environment were non existent back then.
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
existent
1560s, from L. existentem/exsistentem, prp. of existere/exsistere (see existence).
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