Definition of existent in English:

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Pronunciation: /iɡˈzist(ə)nt/


Having reality or existence: the technique has been existent for some years
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  • But, then, what becomes of the claim that existence and being existent are two kinds of being?
  • What is essentially existent or good is the cause of what has existence or goodness by participation.
  • These theories raise the empirical and existent pluralism to the rank of a fundamental pluralistic program.


Mid 16th century: from Latin exsistent- 'coming into being, emerging', from the verb exsistere (see existence).

Words that rhyme with existent

assistant, coexistent, consistent, distant, equidistant, insistent, persistent, resistant, subsistent, water-resistant

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Syllabification: ex·ist·ent

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