existent

[ig-zis-tuh nt]

adjective

noun

a person or thing that exists.

Origin of existent

1555–65; < Latin existent- (stem of existēns), present participle of existere to exist; see -ent
Related formsqua·si-ex·ist·ent, adjectiveun·ex·ist·ent, adjective
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existent

adjective

in existence; extant; current
having existence; living

noun

a person or a thing that exists
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Word Origin and History for existent
adj.

1560s, a back-formation from existence, or else from Latin existentem/exsistentem (nominative existens/exsistens), present participle of existere/exsistere (see existence).

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