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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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But many pay high premiums to insure a nonexistant risk.
Carousel fraud, which saps hundreds of millions of pounds from British taxpayers a year, involves importing fictitious goods and falsely claiming VAT back on the nonexistant purchases.
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These radiation-defusing neutrons are hard to find on earth, but replicating the processes of star cores could make rare or nonexistant particles common.
To nocturnal shots of the White House, we are told that Nixon talked to his military attache Colonel "George Kaplan" (the nonexistant decoy in North by Northwest) about having top CIA agents eliminate the witnesses.
Conservation efforts, which were almost nonexistant for the baiji, may still aid the Yangtze finless porpoise.
Astonishingly, as important as this phenomenon is, the amount of work done on it is almost nonexistant.