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

  Extant \Ex"tant\, a. [L. extans, -antis, or exstans, -antis, p.
     pr. of extare, exstare, to stand out or forth; ex out + stare
     to stand: cf. F. extant. See Stand.]
     1. Standing out or above any surface; protruded.
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              That part of the teeth which is extant above the
              gums.                                 --Ray.
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              A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant.
                                                    --Bentley.
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     2. Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.
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              Writings that were extant at that time. --Sir M.
                                                    Hale.
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              The extant portraits of this great man. --I. Taylor.
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     3. Publicly known; conspicuous. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  extant
      adj 1: still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost;
             "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found
             among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd [ant:
             extinct, nonextant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "extant":
     actual, alive, around, as is, being, contemporaneous, contemporary,
     current, existent, existing, fresh, immanent, immediate, in being,
     in effect, in existence, in force, instant, latest, living, modern,
     new, on foot, present, present-age, present-day, present-time,
     prevalent, running, subsistent, subsisting, that be, that is,
     topical, under the sun, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute
  
  

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