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the state or fact of subsisting.
the state or fact of existing.
the providing of sustenance or support.
means of supporting life; a living or livelihood.
the source from which food and other items necessary to exist are obtained.

existence, especially of an independent entity.
the quality of having timeless or abstract existence.
mode of existence or that by which a substance is individualized.

the means by which one maintains life
the act or condition of subsisting
a thing that has real existence
the state of being inherent
(philosophy) an inferior mode of being ascribed to the references of general terms which do not in fact exist See also nonbeing


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  • Subsistence-farming

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    noun 1. the lowest wage upon which a worker and his family can survive

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    adjective 1. subsisting, existing, or continuing in existence. 2. inherent: subsistent qualities of character. noun 3. Philosophy. something that exists necessarily as opposed to contingent existence in space and time.

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