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ex·ist  (g-zst)
intr.v. ex·ist·ed, ex·ist·ing, ex·ists
1. To have actual being; be real.
2. To have life; live: one of the worst actors that ever existed.
3. To live at a minimal level; subsist: barely enough income on which to exist.
4. To continue to be; persist: old customs that still exist in rural areas.
5. To be present under certain circumstances or in a specified place; occur: "Wealth and poverty exist in every demographic category" (Thomas G. Exter).

[Latin existere, exsistere, to come forth, be manifest : ex-, ex- + sistere, to stand; see st- in Indo-European roots.]
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.existing - presently existing; "the existing system"
present - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
2.existing - 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"
extant - still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd
3.existing - existing in something specified; "depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream"
present - being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"

adjective in existence, living, present, surviving, remaining, available, alive, in operation, extant, alive and kicking the need to improve existing products
lost, gone, dead, vanished, extinct, defunct, died out
existing [ɪgˈzɪstɪŋ] ADJ [customers, products, facilities] → existente; [law, arrangements, system] → actual, existente
under existing circumstancesen las circunstancias actuales or existentes
existing [ɪgˈzɪstɪŋ] adj [system, regime] → actuel(le); [products] → existant(e); [borrower] → existant(e); [laws] → existant(e)
adjbestehend; circumstancesgegenwärtig; (esp Comput) → vorhanden
existing [ɪgˈzɪstɪŋ] adj (law, state of affairs) → attuale

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As there is no existing word, our definition would perhaps be more accurate if we coined some word like 'ruddered' as the correlative of 'rudder'.
Nietzsche, the supposed anarchist, here plainly disclaims all relationship whatever to anarchy, for he shows us that only by bearing the burdens of the existing law and submitting to it patiently, as the camel submits to being laden, does the free spirit acquire that ascendancy over tradition which enables him to meet and master the dragon "Thou shalt,"--the dragon with the values of a thousand years glittering on its scales.
The furthest records or surmises or inferences simply accept it as existing.
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