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

 

pre-existent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpriː ɪɡˈzɪstənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriː ɪɡˈzɪstənt//
 
 
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existing from an earlier time More than 50 pre-existent cracks were found in the structure after the accident.