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

 

existent

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪstənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪstənt//
 
 
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(philosophy) a thing that is real and exists The self is the only knowable 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’.
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