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existing

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ/
B2 which exist or are used at the present time: Existing schools will have to be expanded to accommodate the extra students. How many existing customers have you got? →  See also pre-existing Now
Translations of “existing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 存在的, 現存的…
in Russian существующий, имеющийся…
in Turkish varolan, yaşayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 存在的, 现存的…
in Polish istniejący…
(Definition of existing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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