(adjective, verb)


1. presently existing

- the existing system

Similar word(s): present

2. 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

Similar word(s): active, alive, extant, existent

3. existing in something specified

- depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream

Similar word(s): present


1. present participle of exist