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[non-ig-zis-tuh ns] /ˌnɒn ɪgˈzɪs təns/
absence of existence.
a thing that has no existence.
Origin of nonexistence
1640-50; non- + existence
Related forms
nonexistent, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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


not having being or existence
not present under specified conditions or in a specified place
Derived Forms
nonexistence, noun
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