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Definition of "existing" []

  • To have being or reality; to be (verb)
  • To eke out a living; stay alive; survive (verb)
  • To be living; live (verb)
  • To be present under specified conditions or in a specified place (verb)
  • To be actual rather than merely possible (verb)
  • To be a member of the domain of some theory, an element of some possible world, etc (verb)
  • To have contingent being while free, responsible, and aware of one's situation (verb)
  • Present participle of exist. (verb)

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  • That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now (adjective)

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Use "existing" in a sentence
  • "It would be a very effectual one, if, instead of the title existing in our treasury books alone, it was made to exist in loose papers, as our loan office debts do."
  • "Fox wants to cut our salaries in half because it says it can't afford to continue making the show under what it calls the existing business model."
  • "The things which I call existing are those which can be seen or touched; as a farm, a house, a wall, a gutter, a slave, an ox, furniture, provisions, and so on; of which kind of things some require at times to be defined by us."