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[ig-zis-tuh ns] /ɪgˈzɪs təns/

the state or fact of ; being.
continuance in being or life; life:
a struggle for existence.
mode of :
They were working for a better existence.
all that :
Existence shows a universal order.
something that ; entity; being.
the fact or state of existing; being
the continuance or maintenance of life; living, esp in adverse circumstances: a struggle for existence, she has a wretched existence
something that exists; a being or entity
everything that exists, esp that is living

late 14c., “reality,” from Old French existence, from Medieval Latin existentia/exsistentia, from existentem/exsistentem (nominative existens/exsistens) “existent,” present participle of Latin existere/exsistere “stand forth, appear,” and, as a secondary meaning, “exist, be;” from ex- “forth” (see ex-) + sistere “cause to stand” (see assist).


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