noun Date: 1646 absence of existence ; the negation of being • nonexistent adjective

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  • Nonexistence — Non ex*ist ence, n. 1. The state of not existing; absence of existence; the negation of being; usually used with reference to existince in the real world, or logical possiblity; as, the nonexistence of vaporware does not go unnoticed long. A.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonexistence — index absence (omission), blank (emptiness), nonentity, nullity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nonexistence — [nän΄eg zis′təns] n. 1. the condition of not existing 2. something that does not exist nonexistent adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • nonexistence — noun The state of not existing. The nonexistence of Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy came as something of a shock …   Wiktionary

  • nonexistence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of being Nouns 1. nonexistence, inexistence, nonentity, nonsubsistence, negativeness, nullity, nihility, blank, nothingness, absence, no such thing, void, vacuum, oblivion. Slang, diddly[squat],… …   English dictionary for students

  • nonexistence — nonexistent, adj. /non ig zis teuhns/, n. 1. absence of existence. 2. a thing that has no existence. [1640 50; NON + EXISTENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonexistence — nÉ‘nɪg zɪstÉ™ns / nÉ’n n. state of not existing; absence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonexistence — n nothingness, nihility, nihilism, nullity, existencelessness, nullibicity, Fr. neant; inexist ence, nonsubsistence, insubstantiality, incorporeality, incorporeity; unreality, unactuality, nonreality, nega tiveness, nonlife, nonoccurrence;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nonexistence — non·existence …   English syllables

  • nonexistence — non•ex•ist•ence [[t]ˌnɒn ɪgˈzɪs təns[/t]] n. 1) absence of existence 2) something that has no existence • Etymology: 1640–50 non ex•ist′ent, adj …   From formal English to slang

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