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

 

non-existent

 adjective
adjective
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; NAmE
 
 
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not existing; not real a non-existent problem ‘How's your social life?’ ‘Non-existent, I'm afraid.’ Hospital beds were scarce and medicines were practically non-existent. compare existentExtra examples Services for customers on public transport are becoming non-existent. The hotel turned out to be completely non-existent. Typewriters have become almost non-existent in offices. ‘How’s your social life?’ ‘Non-existent, I’m afraid.’ Hospital beds were scarce and medicines were practically non-existent. She was claiming welfare for two non-existent children. They would waste their time worrying about non-existent dangers.