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Meaning of EXISTENT

Pronunciation:  ig'zistunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
  2. [adj]  having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"
  3. [adj]  being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

EXISTENT is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: active, actual, actualised, actualized, alive(p), effective, existing, factual, historical, real, very(a)
 Antonyms: nonexistent, possible, potential, unreal
 See Also: concrete, echt, extant, genuine, realistic, sincere



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*ist"ent\, a. [L. existens, -entis, p. pr. of
existere. See {Exist}.]
Having being or existence; existing; being; occurring now;
taking place.

      The eyes and mind are fastened on objects which have no
      real being, as if they were truly existent. --Dryden.

Thesaurus Terms
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