extant

extant
currently alive as applied to a taxon or of a specimen meaning still in existence. Opposite of extinct in the former case

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  • Extant — may refer to: * Extant taxon, a taxon which is not extinct, such as an extant species. * Extant literature, surviving literature, such as Beowulf , the oldest extant manuscript written in English * Hank Hall, also known as Extant, the DC Comics… …   Wikipedia

  • Extant — Ex tant, a. [L. extans, antis, or exstans, antis, p. pr. of extare, exstare, to stand out or forth; ex out + stare to stand: cf. F. extant. See {Stand}.] 1. Standing out or above any surface; protruded. [1913 Webster] That part of the teeth which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extant — extánt adj. m., pl. extánţi; f. sg. extántă, pl. extánte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EXTÁNT, Ă adj. (jur.) Care există în natură. [< …   Dicționar Român

  • extant — I adjective alive, current, currently existing, existent, existing, exstare, in being, in current use, in existence, living, not extinct, not lost, present, standing, still existing, still to be found, subsistent, surviving, undestroyed, visible… …   Law dictionary

  • extant — extant, ante (èk stan, stan t ) adj. Terme vieilli de pratique. Qui est en nature. Tous les effets extants de la succession. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. exstans, existant, de ex, et stare, être debout (voy. stable) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • extant — 1540s, standing out above a surface, from L. extantem (nom. extans), prp. of extare stand out, be visible, exist, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + stare to stand, from PIE root *sta to stand (see STET (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • extant — adjective still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost (Freq. 1) extant manuscripts specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk Edward Clodd • Ant: ↑extinct • Similar to: ↑living, ↑surviving …   Useful english dictionary

  • extant — [[t]ekstæ̱nt, e̱kstənt[/t]] ADJ If something is extant, it is still in existence, in spite of being very old. [FORMAL] Two fourteenth century manuscripts of this text are still extant... The oldest extant document is dated 1492. Syn: surviving …   English dictionary

  • extant — adjective Etymology: Latin exstant , exstans, present participle of exstare to stand out, be in existence, from ex + stare to stand more at stand Date: 1545 1. archaic standing out or above 2. a. currently or actually existing < the most charming …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extant — /ek steuhnt, ik stant /, adj. 1. in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost: There are only three extant copies of the document. 2. Archaic. standing out; protruding. [1535 45; < L ex(s)tant (s. of ex(s)tans) standing out, prp. of… …   Universalium

  • extant — See extant, extent …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions