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existential adj
1 derived from experience or the experience of existence; "the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington; "formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey [syn: experiential]
2 of or as conceived by existentialism; "an existential moment of choice"
3 relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence)

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From existence.


  1. Of, or relating to existence.
  2. Based on experience; empirical.
  3. Of, or relating to existentialism.
  4. That part of a sentence indicating existence e.g. "there is".


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