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existence

noun ex·is·tence \ig-ˈzis-tən(t)s\

Definition of EXISTENCE

1
a obsolete :  reality as opposed to appearance
b :  reality as presented in experience
c (1) :  the totality of existent things
(2) :  a particular being <all the fair existences of heaven — John Keats>
d :  sentient or living being :  life
2
a :  the state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence <the existence of other worlds>
b :  the manner of being that is common to every mode of being
c :  being with respect to a limiting condition or under a particular aspect
3
:  actual or present occurrence <existence of a state of war>
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Examples of EXISTENCE

  1. She began to doubt the existence of God.
  2. <the existence of UFO's is something that people continue to argue about>

First Known Use of EXISTENCE

14th century

Rhymes with EXISTENCE

EXISTENCE Defined for Kids

existence

noun ex·is·tence \ig-ˈzi-stəns\

Definition of EXISTENCE for Kids

1
:  the fact or the condition of being or of being real <The blue whale is the largest animal in existence.>
2
:  the state of being alive :  life

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