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verb (used without object)
to have actual being; be: The world exists, whether you like it or not.
to have life or animation; live.
to continue to be or live: Belief in magic still exists.
to have being in a specified place or under certain conditions; be found; occur: Hunger exists in many parts of the world.
to achieve the basic needs of existence, as food and shelter: He's not living, he's merely existing.

1595–1605; < Latin ex(s)istere to exist, appear, emerge, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sistere to stand

exister, noun
nonexisting, adjective
unexisting, adjective

3. survive, persist, last, endure, stay, remain.
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exist (ɪɡˈzɪst)
1.  to have being or reality; to be
2.  to eke out a living; stay alive; survive: I can barely exist on this wage
3.  to be living; live
4.  to be present under specified conditions or in a specified place: sharks exist in the Pacific
5.  philosophy
 a.  to be actual rather than merely possible
 b.  to be a member of the domain of some theory, an element of some possible world, etc
 c.  to have contingent being while free, responsible, and aware of one's situation
[C17: from Latin exsistere to step forth, from ex-1 + sistere to stand]

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from Fr. exister, from L. exsistere (see existence). "The late appearance of the word is remarkable" [OED]. Related: Existed; existing
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