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English adjective: existing

1. existing presently existing

SamplesThe existing system.


Antonymsfuture, past

2. existing 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


3. existing existing in something specified

SamplesDepletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream.



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