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existent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Existent  \Ex*ist"ent\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  existent 
  adj  1:  having  existence  or  being  or  actuality;  "an  attempt  to 
  refine  the  existent  machinery  to  make  it  more 
  efficient";  "much  of  the  beluga  caviar  existing  in  the 
  world  is  found  in  the  Soviet  Union  and  Iran"  [syn:  {existing}] 
  [ant:  {nonexistent}] 
  2:  being  or  occurring  in  fact  or  actuality;  having  verified 
  existence;  not  illusory;  "real  objects";  "real  people;  not 
  ghosts";  "a  film  based  on  real  life";  "a  real  illness"; 
  "real  humility";  "Life  is  real!  Life  is  earnest!"- 
  Longfellow  [syn:  {real}]  [ant:  {unreal}] 
  3:  presently  existing  in  fact  and  not  merely  potential  or 
  possible;  "the  predicted  temperature  and  the  actual 
  temperature  were  markedly  different";  "actual  and  imagined 
  conditions"  [syn:  {actual}]  [ant:  {potential}] 




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