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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extant  \Ex"tant\,  a.  [L.  extans,  -antis,  or  exstans  -antis,  p. 
  pr  of  extare  exstare  to  stand  out  or  forth;  ex  out  +  stare 
  to  stand:  cf  F.  extant.  See  {Stand}.] 
  1.  Standing  out  or  above  any  surface;  protruded. 
 
  That  part  of  the  teeth  which  is  extant  above  the 
  gums.  --Ray. 
 
  A  body  partly  immersed  in  a  fluid  and  partly  extant. 
  --Bentley. 
 
  2.  Still  existing;  not  destroyed  or  lost;  outstanding. 
 
  Writings  that  were  extant  at  that  time.  --Sir  M. 
  Hale. 
 
  The  extant  portraits  of  this  great  man.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  Publicly  known  conspicuous.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extant 
  adj  :  still  in  existence;  not  extinct  or  destroyed  or  lost; 
  "extant  manuscripts";  "specimens  of  graphic  art  found 
  among  extant  barbaric  folk"-  Edward  Clodd  [ant:  {extinct}] 




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