Existence
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Existence

English

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Etymology

From Old French existence, from Late Latin existentia ("existence").

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /.'z?s.t?ns/, /.'z?s.t?ns/
  • (file)

Noun

existence (countable and uncountable, plural existences)

  1. The state of being, existing, or occurring; beinghood.
    Synonym: presence
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      However, with the dainty volume my quondam friend sprang into fame. At the same time he cast off the chrysalis of a commonplace existence.
    • 2012 March-April, Jeremy Bernstein, "A Palette of Particles", in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 146:
      The physics of elementary particles in the 20th century was distinguished by the observation of particles whose existence had been predicted by theorists sometimes decades earlier.
    In order to destroy evil, we must first acknowledge its existence.
  2. Empirical reality; the substance of the physical universe. (Dictionary of Philosophy; 1968)

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Czech

Etymology

Latin sisto

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Noun

existence f

  1. existence

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French

Etymology

From Old French existence, from Late Latin existentia ("existence").

Pronunciation

Noun

existence f (plural existences)

  1. existence
  2. life

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