nonexistence

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

noun

absence of existence.
a thing that has no existence.

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earnest

Origin of nonexistence

First recorded in 1640–50; non- + existence

OTHER WORDS FROM nonexistence

non·ex·ist·ent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonexistent

nonexistent
/ (ˌnɒnɪɡˈzɪstənt) /

adjective

not having being or existence
not present under specified conditions or in a specified place

Derived forms of nonexistent

nonexistence, noun
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