active alive
existing existing adj. 1. having existence or being or actuality; as, much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran. Opposite of {nonexistent}. [Narrower terms: {active, alive}; {extant, surviving}] Also See: {extant}.

Syn: existent. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Present. Opposite of {absent}. [WordNet 1.5]

3. Presently existing; as, the existing system. [WordNet 1.5] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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