What does existential mean?

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. Joseph Terry:

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

  2. Elon Musk:

    I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that … we are summoning the demon.

  3. Javad Zarif:

    The only explanation that you can have here is that some people consider peace and stability as an existential threat, because a deal cannot be threatening to anybody unless you want conflict and tension and mistrust and crises.

  4. Linda Sarsour:

    If what you're reading all day long, morning and night, in the Jewish media is that Linda Sarsour and Minister Farrakhan are the existential threats to the Jewish community, something really bad is gonna happen and we gonna miss the mark on it.

  5. Steven Wright:

    I have an existential map. It has "You are here" written all over it.

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