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Dictionary definition for: Existent

1. (a) having existence or being or actuality; "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"

2. (a) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

3. (a) presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different" "actual and imagined conditions"

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