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



BrE BrE//ekˈstænt//
; NAmE NAmE//ekˈstænt//
; BrE BrE//ˈekstənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstənt//
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(of something very old) still in existence extant remains of the ancient wall A limited number of documents from the period are still extant. Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘able to be publicly seen or reached’): from Latin exstant- ‘being visible existing’, from the verb exstare, from ex- ‘out’ + stare ‘to stand’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: extant