extance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin extantia, exstantia, a standing out, from exstans, present participle. See extant.

Noun[edit]

extance (plural extances)

  1. (obsolete, rare) emergence
    • 1682, Sir Thomas Browne, Christian Morals
      He [] who hath in his intellect the ideal existences of things and entities before their extances.

References[edit]

  • OED