: not in actual or present occurrence : not existing
- … historical accounts of the first Thanksgiving are almost nonexistent …
- —Jasper White
- For decades, poor or nonexistent roads have crippled African farmers.
- —G. Pascal Zachary
- Water was often a luxury, bathrooms were nonexistent, the food was often suspect.
- —Noel Vietmeyer
- Although brain size and organization became basically modern at least 100,000 years ago, with the robust Neanderthals, their advances in tool-making were slight, their self-expression through art virtually nonexistent.
- —John Noble Wilford