ex·is·tence

ex·is·tence

noun \ig-ˈzis-tən(t)s\

Definition of EXISTENCE

1
a obsolete :  reality as opposed to appearance

b :  reality as presented in experience

(1) :  the totality of existent things (2) :  a particular being<all the fair existences of heaven — John Keats>

d :  sentient or living being :  life

2
a :  the state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence<the existence of other worlds>

b :  the manner of being that is common to every mode of being

c :  being with respect to a limiting condition or under a particular aspect

3
:  actual or present occurrence <existence of a state of war>

Examples of EXISTENCE

  1. She began to doubt the existence of God.
  2. <the existence of UFO’s is something that people continue to argue about>

First Known Use of EXISTENCE

14th century

Rhymes with EXISTENCE

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