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Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
Helena Blavatsky

Meaning of "existence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXISTENCE

existence  [ɪɡˈzɪstəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXISTENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Existence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EXISTENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Existence

Existence has been variously defined by sources. In common usage, it is the world one is aware or conscious of through one's senses, and that persists independent of one's absence. Other definitions describe it as everything that 'is', or more simply, everything. Some define it to be everything that most people believe in. Aristotle relates the concept to causality. Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality in general, as well as of the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology deals with questions concerning what entities exist or can be said to exist, and how such entities can be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences. A lively debate continues about the existence of God. Epistemology studies criteria of truth, defining "primary truths" inherently accepted in the investigation of knowledge. The first is existence. It is inherent in every analysis.

Definition of existence in the English dictionary

The first definition of existence in the dictionary is the fact or state of existing; being. Other definition of existence is the continuance or maintenance of life; living, esp in adverse circumstances. Existence is also something that exists; a being or entity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXISTENCE


assistance
əˈsɪstəns
consistence
kənˈsɪstəns
desistance
dɪˈzɪstəns
desistence
dɪˈzɪstəns
distance
ˈdɪstəns
equidistance
ˌiːkwɪˈdɪstəns
inconsistence
ˌɪnkənˈsɪstəns
inexistence
ˌɪnɪɡˈzɪstəns
insistence
ɪnˈsɪstəns
instance
ˈɪnstəns
irresistance
ɪrɪˈzɪstəns
nonexistence
ˈnɒnɪɡˈzɪstəns
nonresistance
ˌnɒnrɪˈzɪstəns
outdistance
ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns
persistence
pəˈsɪstəns
pre-existence
ˈpriːɪɡˈzɪstəns
resistance
rɪˈzɪstəns
self-existence
ˌsɛlfɪɡˈzɪstəns
subsistence
səbˈsɪstəns
substance
ˈsʌbstəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXISTENCE

exile
exiled
exiler
exilian
exilic
exility
eximious
eximiously
exine
exist
existent
existential
existential quantifier
existentialism
existentialist
existentially
existing
exit
exit interview
exit permit

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXISTENCE

at your convenience
coexistence
competence
complex sentence
custodial sentence
death sentence
impotence
inadvertence
incompetence
jail sentence
life sentence
omnipotence
potence
presentence
pretence
prison sentence
sentence
simple sentence
struggle for existence
suspended sentence
topic sentence

Synonyms and antonyms of existence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXISTENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «existence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of existence

Translation of «existence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXISTENCE

Find out the translation of existence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of existence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «existence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

存在
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

existencia
570 millions of speakers

English

existence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्तित्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الوجود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

существование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

existência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্তিত্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

existence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kewujudan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Existenz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

存在
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실재
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eksistensi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tồn tại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இருப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्तित्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

varoluş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esistenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

istnienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

існування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

existență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ύπαρξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bestaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förekomsten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eksistens
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of existence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXISTENCE»

The term «existence» is very widely used and occupies the 6.210 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXISTENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «existence» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «existence» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about existence

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXISTENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word existence.
1
Nikolai Berdyaev
The Russian yearning for the meaning of life is the major theme of our literature, and this is the real point of our intelligentsia's existence.
2
John Berger
That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
3
Helena Blavatsky
Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
4
George Carlin
The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.
5
Nicholas A. Christakis
Whether we appreciate it or not, we live out our lives surrounded by an intricate pattern of social connections... We're all embedded in this network; it affects us profoundly and we may be unaware of its existence, of its effect on us.
6
John Clayton
The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.
7
Ornette Coleman
To me, human existence exists on a multiple level, not just on a two-dimensional level, not just having to be identified with what you do and what you say.
8
Cyril Connolly
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
9
Macaulay Culkin
I do have a family, and I do have friends, and so-called friends, and acquaintances, and many other people I see only around Christmas time. Maybe they could vouch for me. Maybe they could testify to my existence and save a part of me that thinks I'm no better than a bag of potato chips.
10
Paul Davies
A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXISTENCE»

Discover the use of existence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to existence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Existence
Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence.
David Brin, 2012
2
Existence
From the works of the leading spokesmen of the existential analytic movement, the editors have selected classic case histories and other writings to define the approach that seeks to understand mental illness, in the words of Rollo May, ".. ...
Rollo May, Ernest Angel, Henri F. Ellenberger, 1994
3
New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of ...
New Proofs for the Existence of God thoughtfully and thoroughly responds to these omissions.This book will appeal to readers interested in exploring the strongest rational foundation for faith that has come to light in human history.
Robert J. Spitzer, 2010
4
Dialogue on Good, Evil, and the Existence of God
The author revisits the cast of characters of his well-known Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God.
John Perry, 1999
5
Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics
No philosophical background is required to enjoy this book: anyone who has thought about life's most profound questions will find plenty to provoke and entertain them here.
Earl Brink Conee, Theodore Sider, 2007
6
Existence
Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life.
Abbi Glines, 2011
7
A Paradigm Theory of Existence: Onto-Theology Vindicated
The heart of philosophy is metaphysics, and at the heart of the heart lie two questions about existence.
W.F. Vallicella, 2002
8
The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction
The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction assesses classical and contemporary arguments concerning the existence of God.
Yujin Nagasawa, 2011
9
On the Nature and Existence of God
A special feature of the book is the discussion of the atheological argument, which attempts to deduce a contradiction from the theist's way of conceiving of God's nature.
Richard M. Gale, 1993
10
Truth and Existence
Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist.
Jean-Paul Sartre, Ronald Aronson, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXISTENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term existence is used in the context of the following news items.
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Abbas summons P.A. envoy to Chile who denied existence of Jews
... hatred,” Jadaa said in the videotaped speech. “Second, we don't recognize the existence of the Jewish people — there is no Jewish people.” ... «Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jul 15»
2
PREMIERE: Senses Fail's “The Three Marks Of Existence” video will …
One of the best songs on the band's new record is “The Three Marks Of Existence,” a full-on rager that doesn't even crack two minutes and is ... «Substream Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Movie review: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence"
Movie review: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence". by Peter Debruge, Variety. Posted: 07/09/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT | Updated: about 9 hours ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
4
BDO questions existence of Belvedere firm's assets
However, BDO said it was “unable to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence as to [the €33.8m's] existence at the reporting date”. «International Adviser, Jul 15»
5
LETTER: Some question existence of race
As a child I learned there were three colors in a rainbow (red, yellow, and blue) and five races of humans denoted by the colors (red, yellow, ... «Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Jul 15»
6
IBM Announces Computer Chips More Powerful Than Any in …
IBM Announces Computer Chips More Powerful Than Any in Existence. I'm not exactly sure what IBM means when they say this new chip has ... «HardOCP, Jul 15»
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Like Its Title, 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence' Is …
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, a glorious series of absurdist vignettes that rounds out his loosely connected “Living” trilogy, ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
8
Discovery Of Opal On Mars Hints At Existence Of Alien Life
Life on Mars may have left behind a calling card of precious stones. What could the discovery of opals in a Martian meteorite tell us about alien ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
9
Sony Patent Filings Almost Confirm 'Nintendo PlayStation' Existence
A forum member posted links of patent filings coming from Sony Corporation, showing concepts identical to the "Nintendo PlayStation" gaming ... «Yibada, Jul 15»
10
Sessions: Obama Climate Agenda Driving Up Cost of Americans …
said President Barack Obama's environmental policies are “driving up the cost” of Americans' “whole existence.” Sessions said, “The American ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»

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