- The state of being, existing, or occurring; beinghood.
- Synonym: presence
- In order to destroy evil, we must first acknowledge its existence.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- However, with the dainty volume my quondam friend sprang into fame. At the same time he cast off the chrysalis of a commonplace existence.
- 2020 June 29, Wendi, “The Loyal General Yue Fei”, in Minghui:
- The ancients said, “A ruler should exist for the existence of the people.” The famous thinker, Mencius noted, “The people are the most valuable, then the country, and the ruler comes last.”
- Empirical reality; the substance of the physical universe. (Dictionary of Philosophy; 1968)
- (state of being): See also Thesaurus:existence
state of being, existing, or occurring
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- existence in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- existence in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
- IPA(key): /ɛɡ.zis.tɑ̃s/
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- Rhymes: -ɑ̃s
- Homophone: existences
- Hyphenation: ex‧is‧tence
existence f (plural existences)