counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "extant" []

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

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."