Existential
Existential Ex`is*ten"tial, a. 1. Having existence. [Archaic] --Bp. Barlow. [1913 Webster]

2. of or pertaining to, or having the character of, existentialism. [PJC]

3. (Logic) specifying actual existence, rather than only possibility; as, the existential operator. [PJC] --{Ex`is*ten"tial*ly}, adv. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Existentially as well as essentially intelligent. --Colerige. [1913 Webster]


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