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Meaning of “existence” in the English Dictionary

"existence" in British English

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existencenoun

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzɪs.təns/
B2 [U] the ​fact of something or someone ​existing: Many ​peoplequestion the existence ofGod. Modern ​cosmologybelieves the ​universe to have come into existence about 15 ​billionyears ago. The ​theatrecompany that they ​started is still in existence today.C1 [C usually singular] a ​particular way of ​life: She has a ​miserable existence ​living with him.

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(Definition of existence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"existence" in American English

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existencenoun

 us   /ɪɡˈzɪs·təns/
  • 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 ​permanenthome.
  • 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 ​ratherisolated existence here in Washington.
(Definition of existence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “existence”
in Arabic وُجود…
in Korean 존재…
in Portuguese existência…
in Catalan existència, vida…
in Japanese 存在…
in Chinese (Simplified) 存在, 实有, 生活…
in Turkish varlık, var oluş, mevcudiyet…
in Russian существование, жизнь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 存在, 實有, 生活…
in Italian esistenza…
in Polish istnienie, egzystencja…
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