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Definitions for existential
ˌɛg zɪˈstɛn ʃəl, ˌɛk sɪ-ex·is·ten·tial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. experiential, existentialadjective

    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

  2. existentialadjective

    of or as conceived by existentialism

    "an existential moment of choice"

  3. existentialadjective

    relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence)


  1. Existentialadjective

    of or pertaining to, or having the character of, existentialism.

  2. Existentialadjective

    (Logic) specifying actual existence, rather than only possibility; as, the existential operator.


  1. existentialadjective

    Of, or relating to existence.

    Etymology: From existence.

  2. existentialadjective

    Based on experience; empirical.

    Etymology: From existence.

  3. existentialadjective

    Of, or relating to existentialism.

    Etymology: From existence.

  4. existentialadjective

    That part of a sentence indicating existence e.g. "there is".

    Etymology: From existence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Existentialadjective

    having existence

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of existential in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of existential in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of existential in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    I can never be an atheist, because God is our celestial hope for our existential worries, our cosmic chance against absurdity!" MMI

  2. Baltasar Kormakur:

    I actually kind of was drawn to the mountain the closer I got to it, I have to admit that, i do understand people who actually do this, either for passion or for work. I think in some ways you get the most real version of yourself, you can get to the core of who you are and there is something existential...to figure out who you are in nature and how you function in nature.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    When you're dealing with the future of the planet and making sure that our kids and our grandchildren have a healthy and habitable world in which to live, I don't know how you go too far, this is an existential threat, not just to the United States, but to the entire planet.

  4. Faiz Shakur:

    Today, we say to Donald Trump and the fossil fuel industry that climate change is not a hoax but is an existential threat to our country and the entire planet, we intend to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy, and when we do that we are going tocreate millions of good-paying jobs. All of usand every person in this country have a moral responsibility to make certain that the planet we leave to our children and grandchildren is healthy and habitable.

  5. Joseph Terry:

    The ban poses an existential threat to their businesses and the industry.

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