extant

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1545, from Latin extans, present participle of extō, from ex- (out) + stō (stand).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstənt/, /ɛkˈstænt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛkˈstænt/, /ˈɛkstənt/
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  • Rhymes: -ænt, -ɛkstənt

Adjective[edit]

extant (not comparable)

  1. Still in existence.
  2. Currently existing; not having disappeared.
  3. Still alive; not extinct.
  4. (obsolete) Standing out, or above the rest.
    • 1665, Robert Boyle, New Experiments and Observations upon Cold
      [] great Quantities of Ice, for whereas in small fragments or plates, the Ice, though it sink not to the bottom of the water, will of∣tentimes sink so low in it, as scarce to leave any part evidently extant above the surface of the water, in vast quantities of Ice, that extancy is sometimes so conspicuous, that Navigators in their Voyages to Island, Greenland, and other frozen Regions, complain of meeting with lumps, or rather floating rocks of Ice, as high as their main Masts.

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Verb[edit]

extant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of extō