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Meaning of existent by Wiktionary Dictionary

existent


    Etymology

    From Latin existens, from existere .

    Adjective

    existent ( not comparable )

    1. existing; having life or being, current; occurring now

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    Noun

    existent ( plural: existents )

    1. ( archaic ) a being or entity that exists independently


Explanation of existent by Wordnet Dictionary

existent


    Adjective
    1. presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

    2. having existence or being or actuality

    3. an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
    4. being or occurring in fact or actuality



    Definition of existent by GCIDE Dictionary

    existent


    1. Existent a. [L. existens, -entis, p. pr. of existere. See Exist.] Having being or existence; existing; being; occurring now; taking place.

      The eyes and mind are fastened on objects which have no real being, as if they were truly existent. Dryden.