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existence

EN[ɛɡ.ˈzɪ.stɛnts] [ɪɡ.ˈzɪ.stɛnts]
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  • Existence is commonly held to be that which objectively persists independent of one's presence.
  • Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality in general, as well as of the basic categories of being and their relations.
  • Epistemology studies criteria of truth, defining "primary truths" inherently accepted in the investigation of knowledge. The first is existence. It is inherent in every analysis.
  • Materialism holds that the only thing that exists is matter, that all things are composed of material, and all phenomena (including consciousness) are the result of material interactions.
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    Definition of existence in English Dictionary

  • NounPLexistencesSUF-ence
    1. The state of being, existing, or occurring; beinghood.
      1. However, with the dainty volume my quondam friend sprang into fame. At the same time he cast off the chrysalis of a commonplace existence.
    2. Empirical reality; the substance of the physical universe. (Dictionary of Philosophy; 1968).
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Perhaps most notably, our enquiries into the existence of unfreedoms are steps toward the measurement of the overall freedom of each individual and of each society.
        • But Reitman, who also coscripted the film (with Sheldon Turner) from a novel by Walter Kirn, isn't interested in merely satirizing the existence of guys like Bingham.
        • His thin existence all acidified into rage. - Thomas Carlyle
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Ideas produced by intellectual analysis have only intramental existence.
        • However, with the dainty volume my quondam friend sprang into fame. At the same time he cast off the chrysalis of a commonplace existence.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Grammatically, this word "existence" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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