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    Definition of existing in English Dictionary

  • VerbBFexistSGexistsPT, PPexistedSUF-ing
    1. present participle of exist.
    2. AdjectiveBFexist
      1. That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.
        1. Since the launch early last year of […] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • It makes sure that the field name argument is not empty, and that the field specified there is an actual existing field in the class which declares the method decorated with this attribute.
        • We took advantage of our large amount of data and on machine learning to set-up a fast webtool combining all existing taxonomies including the newly proposed consensual “expert” one.
        • The existing Bavarocracy (the Greeks, who are as fond of puns as ever, used to call it barbarocracy) had become impossible.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Dissociative identity disorder is a contentious diagnosis: some professionals say the disorder is overdiagnosed; others say it doesn't even exist.
        • TMC coverage is smaller than that of the radio programme carrying the TMC service, therefore white spots do exist.
        • The square root of 4 is 2. No negative square roots exist.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Participles
              • Present participles

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        Meaning of existing for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "existing" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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