Definitions for extantˈɛk stənt, ɪkˈstænt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•tantˈɛk stənt, ɪkˈstænt(adj.)

  1. still existing; not destroyed or lost:

    only three extant copies of the document.

  2. Archaic. standing out; protruding.

Origin of extant:

1535–45; < L ex(s)tant-, s. of ex(s)tāns, prp. of exstāre to stand out, exist =ex-ex -1+stāre to stand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extant(adj)

    still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

    "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd


  1. extant(Adjective)

    Still in existence.

  2. extant(Adjective)

    Currently existing; not having disappeared.

  3. extant(Adjective)

    Still alive; not extinct.

  4. Origin: First attested in 1545, from extantem, from exto, from ex- + sto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extant(adj)

    standing out or above any surface; protruded

  2. Extant(adj)

    still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding

  3. Extant(adj)

    publicly known; conspicuous

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still existing.

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