- existence theorem,
- existential psychology,
- existential quantifier,
Origin of existent
Examples from the Web for existents
There is nothing practical in this contemplation, it is just the knowledge of existents and their causes.
Themistius says it is not any of the existents actually, but a potential essence receiving material forms.
Now the question is, Is there such a thing as a necessary existent, or are all existents merely possible?
But this "union" is not essential to all existents; for we have seen that its function is to unite accidents with body.
As all existents are divided into substance and accident, the soul must be either the one or the other.
1560s, a back-formation from existence, or else from Latin existentem/exsistentem (nominative existens/exsistens), present participle of existere/exsistere (see existence).