(Especially of a document) still in existence; surviving: the original manuscript is no longer extant
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- 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.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'accessible, 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'.