|a.||1.||Having being or existence; existing; being; occurring now; taking place.|
|Adj.||1.||existent - having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"|
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"
|2.||existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow|
|3.||existent - presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"|