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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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19) Moreover, if SC1 is accepted, then one would have to give up the idea that existence can be better or worse than nonexistence for a person, since with SC1 as an extra premise, Broome's argument would be valid and the Absurd Conclusion would follow from an affirmative answer to the existential question.
Recently Zhou in [13] by using concavity method obtained global nonexistence result for the quasi-linear parabolic equation
Thus, a child's severe mental retardation, experienced by the newborn through the provider's negligence, may not prove a state more harmful to the newborn than the newborn's alternative of nonexistence.
King's prophecy, like that of his master, is the vision of a complete realist: nonviolence or nonexistence.
We can ascertain the relative advantages and disadvantages of existence and nonexistence in another way, still in my original matrix, but by comparing (2) with (3) and (4) with (1).
Only if they are caused by these technologies to suffer devastating illness that makes life worse than nonexistence can they be said to be substantially harmed by them.
These elements, unable to be removed by the virtual nonexistence of refining in mini mill operations, affected the chemistry of the steel and, ultimately, degraded the mechanical and physical properties of the finished mill products.
It is difficult, after all, to prove the nonexistence of something by negative evidence.
The risk of downloading corrupted files, files with offensive or potentially unlawful content, as well as viruses are nonexistence.
Lack of land for industries, frequent power outages, nonexistence of loan schemes and an unprecedented surge in taxes were major problems hampering the progress of industrial sector, said Abdul Karim Arifi, head of the association.
ISLAMABAD -- Nonexistence of parking place at Sunday bazaar situated in sector G-6 is creating inconvenience and problems for the residents while the people have started to avoid visiting the bazaar.
The chief minister said all hospitals and departments would be duty-bound to furnish a certificate regarding nonexistence of dengue mosquito in their premises.