Definitions for subsistencesəbˈsɪs təns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•sist•encesəbˈsɪs təns(n.)

  1. the state or fact of subsisting or existing.

  2. the providing of sustenance or support.

  3. means of supporting life; a living or livelihood.

  4. the source from which food and other items necessary to exist are obtained.

Origin of subsistence:

1400–50; late ME < LL subsistentia; see subsist , -ence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subsistence(noun)

    minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting

    "social security provided only a bare subsistence"

  2. subsistence(noun)

    a means of surviving

    "farming is a hard means of subsistence"

  3. subsistence(noun)

    the state of existing in reality; having substance

Wiktionary

  1. subsistence(Noun)

    Real being; existence.

  2. subsistence(Noun)

    Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.

  3. subsistence(Noun)

    That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.

  4. subsistence(Noun)

    A person, specifically the person of Christ or of another part of the Trinity; hypostasis.

  5. Origin: From subsistentia, from subsistens, present participle of subsistere; see subsist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subsistence(noun)

    real being; existence

  2. Subsistence(noun)

    inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies

  3. Subsistence(noun)

    that which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence

  4. Subsistence(noun)

    same as Hypostasis, 2

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