nonexistential

existential

[eg-zi-sten-shuhl, ek-si-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to existence.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of existentialism: an existential hero.

Origin:
1685–95; < Late Latin existentiālis relating to existing. See existence, -al1

existentially, adverb
nonexistential, adjective
nonexistentially, adverb
unexistential, adjective
unexistentially, adverb
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existential (ˌɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to existence, esp human existence
2.  philosophy pertaining to what exists, and is thus known by experience rather than reason; empirical as opposed to theoretical
3.  logic denoting or relating to a formula or proposition asserting the existence of at least one object fulfilling a given condition; containing an existential quantifier
4.  of or relating to existentialism
 
n
5.  a.  an existential statement or formula
 b.  short for existential quantifier
 
exis'tentially
 
adv

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existential
1690s, "pertaining to existence," from L.L. existentialis, from existentia (see existence). As a term in logic, from 1819; in philosophy, from 1937, tracing back to the Dan. work of Kierkegaard (see existentialism). Related: Existentially.
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