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nonexistence

[non-ig-zis-tuh ns] /ˌnɒn ɪgˈzɪs təns/
noun
1.
absence of existence.
2.
a thing that has no existence.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; non- + existence
Related forms
nonexistent, adjective
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Examples for nonexistent
  • The reality you are in right now is real then in a moment, it's gone, becoming nonexistent.
  • Since they had no cooking implements their cookery must have been rudimentary or nonexistent.
  • And the sea's silty, cold waters made visibility almost nonexistent for the intrepid few who wanted to explore the medieval ruins.
  • Local blues radio programming-which thrived during the blues heyday-is slim to nonexistent.
  • Blind snake fossils are nearly nonexistent, so their evolutionary history has been a mystery.
  • Once you've installed the system, however, your energy bills can be minimal to nonexistent.
  • Today the surf off the foot of the bluffs is nonexistent.
  • Most of them are mere shifts of emphasis, some are marginal tweaks, and a few are either substantive or nonexistent.
  • The second thing about these breaks is that their social benefits are pretty much nonexistent.
  • He means that they're so reliably absent as to be nonexistent, but the students and the school administrators hear something else.
British Dictionary definitions for nonexistent

nonexistent

/ˌnɒnɪɡˈzɪstənt/
adjective
1.
not having being or existence
2.
not present under specified conditions or in a specified place
Derived Forms
nonexistence, noun
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