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3 definitions found
 for existent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Existent \Ex*ist"ent\, a. [L. existens, -entis, p. pr. of
     existere. See Exist.]
     Having being or existence; existing; being; occurring now;
     taking place.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The eyes and mind are fastened on objects which have no
           real being, as if they were truly existent. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  existent
      adj 1: having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to
             refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient";
             "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found
             in the Soviet Union and Iran" [syn: existent,
             existing] [ant: nonexistent]
      2: being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified
         existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not
         ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real
         humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow [syn:
         real, existent] [ant: unreal]
      3: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or
         possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual
         temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined
         conditions" [syn: actual, existent] [ant: possible,
         potential]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "existent":
     aboveground, actual, alive, alive and kicking, among the living,
     animate, animated, around, as is, being, breathing,
     capable of life, conscious, contemporaneous, contemporary, current,
     endowed with life, enlivened, existence, existing, extant, fresh,
     immanent, immediate, in being, in effect, in existence, in force,
     in the flesh, individual, inspirited, instant, instinct with life,
     latest, live, living, long-lived, modern, new, on foot, present,
     present-age, present-day, present-time, prevalent, quick, running,
     something, subsistent, subsisting, tenacious of life, that be,
     that is, thing, topical, under the sun, up-to-date,
     up-to-the-minute, very much alive, viable, vital, vivified,
     zoetic
  
  

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