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English definition of “existence”

existence

noun  /ɪɡˈzɪs·təns/ us  

existence noun (BEING )

[U] the state of being real, or of being known or recognized: During the first few years of its existence, the theater had no permanent home.

existence noun (PRESENCE)

[U] the state of being present or of being a condition: the existence of poverty

existence noun (WAY OF LIVING)

[C usually sing] a way of living, esp. a difficult one: I lead a rather isolated existence here in Washington.
(Definition of existence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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