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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
        • Simulating others’ actions in our own motor system might help to coordinate the actions using the same mechanisms that exist for interlimb coordination.
        • The assumption that pure, unadmixed ancestral populations have ever existed, and exist now in contemporary populations.
        • Cognitive dissonance exists when a person possesses two cognitions, one of which is contradictory to the other
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • TMC coverage is smaller than that of the radio programme carrying the TMC service, therefore white spots do exist.
        • The square root of 4 is 2. No negative square roots exist.
        • This may be called milieu control. The Chinese Communist prison is probably the most thoroughly controlled and manipulated group environment that has ever existed.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Participles
              • Present participles

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        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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