Definition of existent in English:


Syllabification: ex·ist·ent
Pronunciation: /igˈzistənt


  • 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.
    in existence, alive, existing, living, extant; surviving, remaining, undestroyed


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

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