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1. Having life or being; existing. See Synonyms at real1.
2. Occurring or present at the moment; current.
1. in existence; extant; current
2. having existence; living
a person or a thing that exists
1. existing; having existence.
2. now existing.
[1555–65; < Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||existent - 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
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"
|2.||existent - 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|
concrete - capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
|3.||existent - presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"|