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ex·ist

 (ĭg-zĭst′)
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 stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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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"

existing

existing

adjective
1. Having existence or life:
Translations

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)

existing

adjbestehend; circumstancesgegenwärtig; (esp Comput) → vorhanden

existing

[ɪgˈzɪstɪŋ] adj (law, state of affairs) → attuale
References in classic literature ?
Now there was left with him, at least, a philosophic acquiescence to the existing order--only a desire to be permitted to exist, with now and then a little whiff of genuine life, such as he was breathing now.
Pyncheon had some hesitation in referring to stories so exceedingly absurd in their aspect) that the popular belief pointed to some mysterious connection and dependence, existing between the family of the Maules and these vast unrealized possessions of the Pyncheons.
On the separate subject of the Greenland or right-whale, he is the best existing authority.
When I stand among these mighty Leviathan skeletons, skulls, tusks, jaws, ribs, and vertebrae, all characterized by partial resemblances to the existing breeds of sea-monsters; but at the same time bearing on the other hand similar affinities to the annihilated antichronical Leviathans, their incalculable seniors; I am, by a flood, borne back to that wondrous period, ere time itself can be said to have begun; for time began with man.
This was in truth not living; it was scarcely even existing, and they felt that it was too little for the price they paid.
They are to be found there as often as anywhere; and, when existing, find in that peculiar state of society a brilliant opportunity to exhibit their domestic talent.
When I converse with the freest of my neighbors, I perceive that, whatever they may say about the magnitude and seriousness of the question, and their regard for the public tranquillity, the long and the short of the matter is, that they cannot spare the protection of the existing government, and they dread the consequences to their property and families of disobedience to it.
All the boys would join, I was sure of that; so, all existing grants would be relinquished; that the newly born would always join was equally certain.
There seems to be no chilly distance existing between the German students and the professor; but, on the contrary, a companionable intercourse, the opposite of chilliness and reserve.
Here, in Numbers Five and Six, are my own personal subscriptions to local charities, actually paid in remunerative neighborhoods, on the principle of throwing a sprat to catch a herring; also, my diary of each day's proceedings, my personal reflections and remarks, my statement of existing difficulties (such as the difficulty of finding myself T.
Under existing circumstances, it is as well on all accounts that they should not.
Trabb had my measure already, and had previously been quite contented with it, he said apologetically that it "wouldn't do under existing circumstances, sir - wouldn't do at all.