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existence

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noun ex·is·tence \ig-ˈzis-tən(t)s\

Definition of existence

  1. 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. 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. 3 :  actual or present occurrence <existence of a state of war>



Examples of existence in a sentence

  1. She began to doubt the existence of God.

  2. <the existence of UFO's is something that people continue to argue about>



14th Century

First Known Use of existence

14th century

Rhymes with existence



EXISTENCE Defined for Kids

existence

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noun ex·is·tence \ig-ˈzi-stəns\

Definition of existence for Students

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

  2. 2 :  the state of being alive :  life





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