existent existent  /ɛɡ ˈzɪ stənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having existence or being or actuality
  2. (adj) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
  3. (adj) presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The air conditioning was non-existent.
  2. Unlike the complex nuances of the story, the artistic details are minimal and shading is non-existent.
  3. Violent crime in New Orleans was virtually non-existent after Hurricane Katrina last fall.

News

  1. BP mounts ad campaign in spill settlement dispute, will run Wednesday

    The ad, scheduled to run in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, accuses "trial lawyers and some politicians" of encouraging Gulf Coast businesses to submit thousands of claims for inflated or non-existent losses.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Mobile Press-Register

  2. BP mounts ad campaign in Gulf spill settlement dispute

    NEW ORLEANS — The ad accuses 'trial lawyers and some politicians' of encouraging Gulf Coast businesses to submit thousands of claims for inflated or non-existent losses.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

  3. Ex-Candidate Pleads Guilty in Phony Facebook Share Scam

    Craig Berkman, who once ran for governor of Oregon, pleaded guilty in a scam to sell interests in non-existent shares of Facebook Inc. (FB) and other technology companies to investors.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "Countries torn apart by conflict pay a huge toll in their capacity to govern," the agency's international chairman Huguette Labelle said in a statement. "With public institutions crippled or non-existent, mercenary individuals help...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Huguette Labelle Source: USA Today

  2. Pitt added that, "I love it and can't recommend it any more highly - although sleep is non-existent."
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Brad Pitt Source: Actress Archives

  3. "Our power play is non-existent because we get outworked by the opposition," Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau said. "We have an advantage and we don't take advantage of that. That's the bottom line."
    on Dec 13, 2008 By: Guy Carbonneau Source: USA Today

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