exist

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From French exister, from Latin existō (to stand forth, come forth, arise, be), from ex (out) + sistere (to set, place), caus. of stare (to stand); see stand. Compare assist, consist, desist, insist, persist, resist.

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exist (third-person singular simple present exists, present participle existing, simple past and past participle existed)

  1. to be; have existence; have being or reality
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      Various relationships may exist between character and glyph: []
    • 2012, The Unicode Consortium, The Unicode Standard: Version 6.1 – Core Specification, ISBN 978-1-936213-02-3, page 19:
      [] , regardless of whether those characters also existed in other character encoding standards.
    • 2012, The Unicode Consortium, The Unicode Standard: Version 6.1 – Core Specification, ISBN 978-1-936213-02-3, page 55:
      [] , which will be treated either as an update of the existing character encoding or as a completely new character encoding.

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exist

  1. first-person singular present tense form of exista. I exist
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of exista.