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Meaning of “existing” in the English Dictionary

"existing" in British English

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existingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzɪs.tɪŋ/
B2 used to refer to something that ​exists now: The existing ​lawscoveringlibel in this ​country are ​thought by many to be ​inadequate. Under the existing ​conditions many ​children are going ​hungry.

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

"existing" in American English

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existingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪɡˈzɪs·tɪŋ/
that ​exists or is being used at the ​presenttime: Under existing ​conditions, many ​children are not getting an ​adequateeducation.
(Definition of existing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “existing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 存在的, 现存的…
in Turkish varolan, yaşayan…
in Russian существующий, имеющийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) 存在的, 現存的…
in Polish istniejący…
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