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Definition of "extant" []

  • Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct: extant manuscripts. (adjective)
  • Archaic Standing out; projecting. (adjective)
  • Still in existence; surviving (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Standing out; protruding (adjective)

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Use "extant" in a sentence
  • "Every newly discovered species, extinct or extant, is a potential falsification."
  • "The jaw bones in extant reptiles can transmit sound to the inner ear."
  • "Well, there's somewhat of a Gap in extant organisms between humans and other apes."