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extant

adjective

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1 having being at the present time
  • a celebrated author who is generally regarded as America's greatest novelist extant

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2 existing or in progress right now
  • when people envisage the future, they often base their predictions on the assumption that extant trends will continue indefinitely

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The first known use of extant was in 1545

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“Extant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/extant. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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