Definition of existent in English:



  • Having reality or existence.

    ‘the technique has been existent for some years’
    • ‘‘They wanted a systematic book that compared with the already existent Greek and Hebrew versions,’ says Shaw.’
    • ‘The problem of child labour still remains even though all of these policies are existent.’
    • ‘These theories raise the empirical and existent pluralism to the rank of a fundamental pluralistic program.’
    • ‘As all taxes eventually come out of rent, the economic rental value is what is left after the existent taxes have been extracted from the economy.’
    • ‘Supposing the trial judge, contrary to the then existent practice in New South Wales, had refused the prisoner the right to make a statement from the dock.’
    • ‘Maybe this wealth is not falling entirely into the hands of the proletariat, but more of it is than with any other historically existent system.’
    • ‘The Liberal Party currently holds nine of the 12 existent South Australian seats, while the other three are in Labor hands.’
    • ‘The media plays an important part in reinstating this existent prejudice.’
    • ‘It manages to touch us by tapping into our already existent ideas about what goes on inside the dugouts and clubhouses of most major league squads.’
    • ‘The conditions of this potentiality are acknowledged to be existent in the present, and to be potential greatly enhanced in the future under different conditions.’
    • ‘Though they were existent in the seventies and eighties, an estimated 5000 cults in the United States hunger for our youth, worship, and money.’
    • ‘But, then, what becomes of the claim that existence and being existent are two kinds of being?’
    • ‘A conservative practice would be to prorate the interest charges for the entire year, as if the debt had been existent for the entire year.’
    • ‘Incorporation of any such existent data would surely bias our analysis.’
    • ‘The majority of the remaining papers either use or modify existent quantitative methods to characterize plant community data.’
    • ‘What is essentially existent or good is the cause of what has existence or goodness by participation.’
    in existence, alive, existing, living, extant, surviving, remaining, undestroyed, enduring, lasting
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