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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
Translations of “existence”
in Korean 존재…
in Arabic وُجود…
in Portuguese existência…
in Catalan existència, vida…
in Japanese 存在…
in Italian esistenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 存在, 實有, 生活…
in Russian существование, жизнь…
in Turkish varlık, var oluş, mevcudiyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 存在, 实有, 生活…
in Polish istnienie, egzystencja…
(Definition of existence from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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