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

 ex·is·tent /-tənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ist·ent a.  Having being or existence; existing; being; occurring now; taking place.
    The eyes and mind are fastened on objects which have no real being, as if they were truly existent.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: existing]
             [ant: nonexistent]
      2: 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 [syn: real] [ant: unreal]
      3: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or
         possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual
         temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined
         conditions" [syn: actual] [ant: potential]