existent

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adjective ex·is·tent \ig-ˈzi-stənt\

Definition of existent

  1. 1 :  having being :  existing

  2. 2 :  existing now :  present existent methods of flood control

existent

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Examples of existent in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of existent

Latin exsistent-, exsistens, present participle of exsistere


EXISTENT Defined for English Language Learners

existent

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adjective

Definition of existent for English Language Learners

  • : having existence : present or real : existing now



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