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nonexistence

[ non-ig-zis-tuhns ]
/ ˌnɒn ɪgˈzɪs təns /
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noun
absence of existence.
a thing that has no existence.
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Origin of nonexistence

First recorded in 1640–50; non- + existence

OTHER WORDS FROM nonexistence

non·ex·ist·ent, adjective
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