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Meaning of EXTANT

Pronunciation:  'ekstunt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd

EXTANT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: living, surviving
 Antonyms: extinct, nonextant
 See Also: existent, existing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex"tant\, a. [L. extans, -antis, or exstans, -antis, p.
pr. of extare, exstare, to stand out or forth; ex out + stare
to stand: cf. F. extant. See {Stand}.]
1. Standing out or above any surface; protruded.

         That part of the teeth which is extant above the
         gums.                                 --Ray.

         A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant.

2. Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.

         Writings that were extant at that time. --Sir M.

         The extant portraits of this great man. --I. Taylor.

3. Publicly known; conspicuous. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

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