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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 of nonexistence
1640-1650
1640-50; non- + existence
Related forms
nonexistent, adjective
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  • For the time being they themselves are the world and for them everything else is nonexistent.

  • Since they had no cooking implements their cookery must have been rudimentary or nonexistent.

  • "Old Bishop Berkeley would give a nonexistent dime to your nonexistent presence," Anders said gaily.

    Warm Robert Sheckley
  • With screaming engine, Herman drove homeward over a nonexistent road.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • Friends, interests, regard for life in any of its various aspects, all were nonexistent for Liddell.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
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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