Extant



[ek-stuh nt, ik-stant] /ˈɛk stənt, ɪkˈstænt/

adjective
1.
in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost:
There are only three extant copies of the document.
2.
Archaic. standing out; protruding.
/ɛkˈstænt; ˈɛkstənt/
adjective
1.
still in existence; surviving
2.
(archaic) standing out; protruding
adj.

1540s, “standing out above a surface,” from Latin extantem (nominative extans), present participle of extare “stand out, be visible, exist,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand” (see stet). Sense of “in existence” attested in English by 1560s.

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