1. [ adjective ] having existence or being or actuality
Synonyms: existing

"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"

Related terms: nonexistent active extant being
2. [ adjective ] being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
Synonyms: real

"real objects" "real people not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

Related terms: unreal actual historical actual realistic concrete genuine sincere reality
3. [ adjective ] presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
Synonyms: actual

"the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different" "actual and imagined conditions"

Related terms: potential very effective actualised actualized actuality
Similar spelling:   existential