[ek-stuhnt, ik-stant]
in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost: There are only three extant copies of the document.
Archaic. standing out; protruding.

1535–45; < Latin ex(s)tant- (stem of ex(s)tāns) standing out, present participle of exstāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + stāre to stand

nonextant, adjective

extant, extent.
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extant (ɛkˈstænt, ˈɛkstənt)
1.  still in existence; surviving
2.  archaic standing out; protruding
usage  Extant is sometimes wrongly used simply to say that something exists, without any connotation of survival: plutonium is perhaps the deadliest element in existence (not the deadliest element extant)

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Word Origin & History

1545, "standing out above a surface," from L. extantem, prp. of extare "stand out, be visible, exist," from ex- "out" + stare "to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "in existence" appeared in Eng. 1561.
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Example sentences
The extant literature on this view is substantial .
Some of the disparity stems from the Puritan strain extant even in the literary
  precincts of our culture.
Of course, the extant of that relationship is not yet known.
The goal was to determine the ranges of currently extant species.
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