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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
        • Cognitive dissonance exists when a person possesses two cognitions, one of which is contradictory to the other
        • The existing Bavarocracy (the Greeks, who are as fond of puns as ever, used to call it barbarocracy) had become impossible.
        • He was converted to pretheism because although an atheist with respect to the existence of God at present, he did not rule out the possibility of a God coming to exist at some point in the future
      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.
        • This may be called milieu control. The Chinese Communist prison is probably the most thoroughly controlled and manipulated group environment that has ever existed.
        • Allism is the position of those who think that all these entities actually exist, and moreover, everything we can speak meaningfully about in some sense exists.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Participles
              • Present participles

        Other Vocabulary

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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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