Definition of extant in English:

extant

Line breaks: ex¦tant
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstant
 
, ɛk-, ˈɛkst(ə)nt
 
/

adjective

Still in existence; surviving: an extant letter
More example sentences
  • With an abundance of remains there are ample extant buildings and artefacts in situ.
  • No planning permission granted has ever been implemented and none remains extant.
  • The final extant edition ends four weeks before her death in 1895.
Synonyms
still existing, in existence, surviving, remaining, abiding, enduring, undestroyed, present, existent; living, alive

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'able to be publicly seen or reached'): from Latin exstant- 'being visible or prominent, existing', from the verb exstare, from ex- 'out' + stare 'to stand'.

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