nonbeing

/ (ˌnɒnˈbiːɪŋ) /

noun

the philosophical problem arising from the fact that the ability to refer appears to presuppose the existence of whatever is referred to, and yet we can talk intelligibly about nonexistent objectsSee also subsistence (def. 5)

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