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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, existential(adj)

    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. existential(adj)

    of or as conceived by existentialism

    "an existential moment of choice"

  3. existential(adj)

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


  1. Existential(a.)

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

  2. Existential(a.)

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


  1. existential(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to existence.

    Etymology: From existence.

  2. existential(Adjective)

    Based on experience; empirical.

    Etymology: From existence.

  3. existential(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to existentialism.

    Etymology: From existence.

  4. existential(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From existence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Existential(adj)

    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. Randi Weingarten:

    Let’s make no mistake this was an existential attack on us, but what they didn’t expect was for workers to choose unions and their communities.

  2. American Academy of Ophthalmology:

    Each of us has a societal responsibility to not function as a vector of a potentially fatal disease, this is an existential crisis. We as physicians must respond to it and support our colleagues and our communities. Be safe.

  3. Linda Sarsour:

    The existential threat (to the Jewish community) resides in the White House, in the highest offices of these lands, we are now living under fascism.

  4. Logan Van Liempt:

    People live in a purely carnal physicality and therefore are unable to grasp abstract thought. Physical evidence of a non-physical force is impossible, and without objective philosophical truths, life is utterly meaningless. Due to these intellectual inabilities, rather than individuals using their collective will to seek absolute truth, they choose to be dependent on the materialistic world; rendering them trapped inside a state of existential-crisis.

  5. Muriel MacDonald:

    This is a terribly frightening, existential crisis that demands a different course of action, if we play by the old rules, we are going to suffer terribly.

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