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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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A total of 76,423 nonexistent students were purged from the list of enrollees, saving the government at least P30 million, Magno said.
Starting in November 2004, Ovsepyan allegedly supplemented his income from Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, where he sold grave plots for a living, by selling nonexistent plots as well.
We discuss their interpretation under the following three statistical models: nonexistent laboratory-effects model, random laboratory-effects model, and systematic laboratory-effects model.
Youngsters today believe they can do what they want and, due to the nonexistent law enforcement and a large percentage of nonexistent parental control, they can
Nevertheless, childhood illnesses were virtually nonexistent, and there had never been a single case of TB in the village.
Prior to the mid-1990s, the Balkan sex trade was practically nonexistent.
In Toronto, Prince George, Whitehorse, and other places, records tying the donated semen with patients to conceive were incomplete or nonexistent.
Many discussed the relationship of nonexistent civil rights and the collective self-image of gay men.
Because of the rarity of laryngectomy, and the fact that medical training on this procedure is almost nonexistent, the organization seeks to provide supplemental education, to help therapists work effectively with laryngectomees.
Statewide plans to ensure funding and resources to address Y2K are insufficient or nonexistent.
From the long, noble and utterly twisted tradition of Canadian parody/comedy comes Harry Knuckles, a clever trailer for a nonexistent action film.
These tax-savings opportunities include properly categorizing assets and identifying nonexistent, nontaxable, overvalued or obsolete assets.