existent

[ig-zis-tuh nt]
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adjective

noun

a person or thing that exists.

Nearby words

  1. eximious,
  2. exine,
  3. exist,
  4. existence,
  5. existence theorem,
  6. existential,
  7. existential psychology,
  8. existential quantifier,
  9. existentialism,
  10. existentialist

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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British Dictionary definitions for existents

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 existents

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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