Definition of extant in English:

extant

Syllabification: ex·tant
Pronunciation: /ˈekstənt, ekˈstant
 
 
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adjective

(Especially of a document) still in existence; surviving: the original manuscript is no longer extant
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, existent, surviving, remaining, undestroyed

Origin

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'.

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