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existence

(ĭg-zĭs′təns)
n.
1. The fact or state of existing; being.
2. The fact or state of continued being; life: our brief existence on Earth.
3.
a. All that exists: sang the beauty of all existence.
b. A thing that exists; an entity.
4. A mode or manner of existing: scratched out a meager existence.
5. Specific presence; occurrence: The Geiger counter indicated the existence of radioactivity.
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in collaboration with Tsukuba University, has developed the Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existance as Workmate (EMIEW) robot, which can walk between people without bumping into them and navigate crowded places.
We are not at war now, and despite an increased threat from terrorism, this nation's very existance is not threatened by total war as it was during the Second World War.
Matadors fall: The USC women's soccer team is off to its best start in the program's five-year existance after knocking off Cal State Northridge 4-0 in a nonconference game Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum.