existent

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ex·is·tent

adjective \-tənt\

: having existence : present or real : existing now

Full Definition of EXISTENT

1
:  having being :  existing
2
:  existing now :  present <existent methods of flood control>
existent noun

Examples of EXISTENT

  1. I think we should improve existent parks rather than create new ones.
  2. <to some people, angels are as existent as aardvarks or astronomers>

Origin of EXISTENT

Latin exsistent-, exsistens, present participle of exsistere
First Known Use: 1561

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