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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·is·tence /ɪgˈzɪstən(t)s/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ist·ence n.
 1. The state of existing or being; actual possession of being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul; immortal existence.
    The main object of our existence.   --Lubbock.
 2. Continued or repeated manifestation; occurrence, as of events of any kind; as, the existence of a calamity or of a state of war.
    The existence therefore, of a phenomenon, is but another word for its being perceived, or for the inferred possibility of perceiving it.   --J. S. Mill.
 3. That which exists; a being; a creature; an entity; as, living existences.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually
           coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
           [syn: being, beingness] [ant: nonexistence, nonbeing]
      2: everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution
         of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" [syn: universe,
          creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm]