What is the meaning of existent?

adjective

  • Having existence or being or actuality.
    • usage: "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"
  • 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
  • Presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible.
    • usage: "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
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APAWordNet. (2010). existent. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/existent/definitions/1173680
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