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Definition of "existence" []

  • The fact or state of existing; being. (noun)
  • The fact or state of continued being; life: our brief existence on Earth. (noun)
  • All that exists: sang the beauty of all existence. (noun)
  • A thing that exists; an entity. (noun)
  • A mode or manner of existing: scratched out a meager existence. (noun)

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.

Use "existence" in a sentence
  • "Bolzano took this dictum to be about existence in his own narrow sense of ˜existence™ or"
  • "If, rejecting the word Thing, we endeavour to find another of a more general import, or at least more exclusively confined to that general import, a word denoting all that exists, and connoting only simple existence; no word might be presumed fitter for such a purpose than _being_: originally the present participle of a verb which in one of its meanings is exactly equivalent to the verb _exist_; and therefore suitable, even by its grammatical formation, to be the concrete of the abstract _existence_."
  • "One of the things that make Glock pistols some of the safest in existence is their unique Safe Action System."