[ non-ig-zis-tuh ns ]
/ ˌnɒn ɪgˈzɪs təns /


absence of existence.
a thing that has no existence.

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-existent


also nonexistent, 1650s (n.), 1680s (adj.), from non- + existent.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper