[non-ig-zis-tuh ns]


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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not having being or existence
not present under specified conditions or in a specified place
Derived Formsnonexistence, noun
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