Definition of existent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪstənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪstənt//
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(formal) existing; real creatures existent in nature opposite non-existent Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin exsistent- ‘coming into being, emerging’, from the verb exsistere ‘come into being’, from ex- ‘out’ + sistere ‘take a stand’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: existent