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EXISTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does existing mean? 

EXISTING (adjective)
  The adjective EXISTING has 3 senses:

1. having existence or being or actuality
2. existing in something specified
3. presently existing

  Familiarity information: EXISTING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXISTING (adjective)


Sense 1existing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having existence or being or actuality

Synonyms:

existent; existing

Context examples:

an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient / much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran

Similar:

active; alive (in operation)

Also:

extant (still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost)

Attribute:

being; beingness; existence (the state or fact of existing)


Sense 2existing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Existing in something specified

Context example:

depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream

Similar:

present (spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place)


Sense 3existing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Presently existing

Context example:

the existing system

Similar:

present (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration)


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