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English adjective: existent

1. existent having existence or being or actuality

SamplesAn 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.


Similaractive, alive

See alsoextant

Attributebeing, beingness, existence


2. existent being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

SamplesReal objects.
Real people; not ghosts.
A film based on real life.
A real illness.
Real humility.
Life is real! Life is earnest!.


Similaractual, actual, documentary, factual, historical, objective

See alsoconcrete, echt, genuine, realistic, sincere

Attributerealism, reality, realness


3. existent presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

SamplesThe predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different.
Actual and imagined conditions.




Antonymspotential, possible

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