Definition of Preexist

1. Verb. Exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time. "Did this condition pre-exist?"

Generic synonyms: Be, Exist
Derivative terms: Pre-existent, Preexistence, Preexistent



Definition of Preexist

1. Verb. To exist before something else. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preexist

1. to exist before [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preexist

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preexaminations
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preexamines
preexamining
preexcite
preexcited
preexcites
preexciting
preexempt
preexempted
preexempting
preexempts
preexilic
preexist (current term)
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preexistence
preexistences
preexistency
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preexisting
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preexpectation
preexpectations
preexperiment
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preexponential
preexponents

Literary usage of Preexist

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1. Studies On The Neoplatonist Hierocles by Ilsetraut Hadot (2004)
"Two Texts by Porphyry on the Fact That Matter Does Not preexist We have seen that both a Neoplatonist like Proclus, and the Middle Platonists we mentioned, ..."

2. The Practice of Typography: Correct Composition; a Treatise on Spelling by Theodore Low De Vinne (1902)
"... preexist premise, n. pretense preterit pretor ... preexist preexist premise premise pretense pretense preterit preterit pretor pretor ..."

3. The Atlantis by Dublin University College (1862)
"And it must be the case that they either at first have no existence and are all inserted [afterwards], or at first all preexist, or else some preexist and ..."

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