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    Definition of existing in English Dictionary

  • VerbBFexistSGexistsPT, PPexistedSUF-ing
    1. present participle of exist.
    2. AdjectiveBFexist
      1. That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.
        1. Since the launch early last year of […] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • At day 7, CECs appeared at the periphery and scanty cells existed at the midperiphery and center 7 days after injury.
        • Neuroprotection and neurorepair cannot exist in isolation.
        • You can add existing Web server controls and markup to a user control.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • This may be called milieu control. The Chinese Communist prison is probably the most thoroughly controlled and manipulated group environment that has ever existed.
        • Dissociative identity disorder is a contentious diagnosis: some professionals say the disorder is overdiagnosed; others say it doesn't even exist.
        • TMC coverage is smaller than that of the radio programme carrying the TMC service, therefore white spots do exist.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Participles
              • Present participles

        Other Vocabulary

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        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of existing for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "existing" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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