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English definition of “existence”

existence

noun     /ɪɡˈzɪstəns/
EXISTING [U] B2 the state of existing : She never doubted the existence of God . The theatre company that we started is still in existence today. When did the Football League come into existence (= begin to exist )?Existing and being
LIFE [C] a particular way of life : We could have a much more peaceful existence in the countryside .Lifestyles and their study
(Definition of existence noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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