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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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Another Proof: He said: If the form does not exist except as hule and hule does not exist except by taking some sort of form, and neither can exist without the other, how did form come into existence without matter (maddah) and vice versa?
Hamiltonian paths and cycles also exist for tetrahedral grids under similar conditions.
The fact that these products exist in place, qualifies the building for an important aspect of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Creation is the act of producing something which previously did not exist but now is activated by an act of existing.
However, the self does not exist in isolation, but operates in the context of cultures and sub-cultures within society.
In other words, where there is an express or implied agreement, or an understanding in connection with or following a spin-off distribution, between (1) the distributing or controlled corporations and (2) an acquiring corporation, a plan should be presumed to exist.
For example, the Service has publicly acknowledged that conflicting interpretations exist regarding the relevant tax provisions, but has, at the same time, indicated that business expansion issues are the most difficult issues it has yet to face.
If Santa Claus does not really exist (as any child or adult would understand that phrase) but "exists" as a metaphor for generosity and love and poetry and the like, is this what Church thought Virginia was asking about?
If the company elects out of the installment method and reports the entire gain in the current year, no deferred tax assets or liabilities exist and a current federal income tax provision of $153,000 is recorded in connection with the net gain.
For existing long term care facilities the ADA states that discrimination will exist, "if the building owner fails to remove, architectural barrier and communication barriers that are structural in nature where such removal is readily achievable (easily accomplishable and able to be carried out with out much difficulty or expense).
What is contingent, [however], can either exist or not, and neither of these two [possibilities] is preferential.