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Definition 1: everything that exists anywhere - [noun denoting object]

Samples where existence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they study the evolution of the universe
  • the biggest tree in existence

Synonyms for existence in the sense of this definition

(existence is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of existence ) (cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter

(... is a kind of existence ) the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws

(... is a kind of existence ) the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.

"they tried to preserve nature as they found it"

(existence is a part of ...) natural objects visible in the sky

(existence is a part of ...) a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere

(existence is a member of ...) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

Definition 2: the state or fact of existing - [noun denoting state]

Samples where existence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a point of view gradually coming into being
  • laws in existence for centuries
  • he appeared on the face of the earth one day

Synonyms for existence in the sense of this definition

(existence is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of existence ) capability of existing or happening or being true

"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

(... is a kind of existence ) a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience

(... is a kind of existence ) a characteristic state or mode of living

"social life" "city life" "real life"

(... is a kind of existence ) the condition of living or the state of being alive

"while there's life there's hope" "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

(... is a kind of existence ) the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living

"he hoped for a new life in Australia" "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others" "get a life!" "he is trying to rebuild his life"

(... is a kind of existence ) the state of being present; current existence

"he tested for the presence of radon"

(... is a kind of existence ) the state of existing in reality; having substance

(... is a kind of existence ) existing peacefully together

(... is a kind of existence ) existing in a former state or previous to something else

(... is a kind of existence ) a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife

(... is a kind of existence ) the state of actually existing objectively

"a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"

(... are attributes of existence) 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"

(... are attributes of existence) not having existence or being or actuality

"chimeras are nonexistent"

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