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subsistent

[ suhb-sis-tuhnt ]
/ səbˈsɪs tənt /
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adjective

subsisting, existing, or continuing in existence.
inherent: subsistent qualities of character.

noun

Philosophy. something that exists necessarily as opposed to contingent existence in space and time.

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Origin of subsistent

1520–30; <Latin subsistent- (stem of subsistēns), present participle of subsistere to remain; see subsist, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM subsistent

non·sub·sist·ent, adjectivepre·sub·sist·ent, adjectiveself-sub·sist·ent, adjective
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