inexistence

noun
in·​ex·​is·​tence | \ ˌi-nig-ˈzi-stən(t)s How to pronounce inexistence (audio) \

Definition of inexistence

: absence of existence : nonexistence

First Known Use of inexistence

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inexistence was circa 1623

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“Inexistence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inexistence. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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