existence

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noun ex·is·tence \ig-ˈzi-stən(t)s\

Definition of existence

  1. 1a obsolete :  reality as opposed to appearanceb :  reality as presented in experiencec (1) :  the totality of existent things (2) :  a particular being all the fair existences of heaven — John Keatsd :  sentient or living being :  life

  2. 2a :  the state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence the existence of other worldsb :  the manner of being that is common to every mode of beingc :  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

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15th Century

First Known Use of existence

15th century



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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