Definition of Existing

1. Adjective. Presently existing. "The existing system"

Similar to: Present

2. Adjective. Having existence or being or actuality. "Much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"
Exact synonyms: Existent
Attributes: Being, Beingness, Existence
Similar to: Active, Alive
Also: Extant
Derivative terms: Exist, Existence
Antonyms: Nonexistent

3. Adjective. Existing in something specified. "Depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream"
Similar to: Present

Definition of Existing

1. Verb. (present participle of exist) ¹

2. Adjective. that exists, or has existence, especially that exists now ¹

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Definition of Existing

1. exist [v] - See also: exist

Lexicographical Neighbors of Existing

existential quantifier
existentialist philosophy
existing (current term)
exit block
exit domain
exit dose
exit policy
exit poll
exit polls
exit program
exit pupil
exit sign
exit stage left
exit strategy

Literary usage of Existing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"thority mentioned, cannot be assigned (by legal proofs) to any existing family ... There 18 a presumption that existing families named Swift might possibly ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1872)
"... by which he believes the detection and determination of ammonia and other organic impurities existing in the atmosphere will be greatly facilitated. ..."

3. Banking Reform in the United States: A Series of Proposals, Including a by Oliver Mitchell Wentworth Sprague (1910)
"There is abundant evidence of the urgent need of amending existing legislation if the national banks are to remain the predominant factor in our banking ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"Held, that there was no false representation or pretence of an existing fact, but a mere promise of defendant, which he failed to perform. Reg. v. ..."

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