[non-ig-zis-tuh ns]


absence of existence.
a thing that has no existence.

Nearby words

  1. nonethnic,
  2. nonevent,
  3. nonexclusive,
  4. nonexecutive,
  5. nonexecutive director,
  6. nonexistent,
  7. nonexportation,
  8. nonfamilial hyperlipoproteinemia,
  9. nonfat,
  10. nonfatal

Origin of nonexistence

First recorded in 1640–50; non- + existence

Related formsnon·ex·ist·ent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for non-existence



1640s; see non- + existence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper