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existence

  

      n  
1    the fact or state of existing; being  
2    the continuance or maintenance of life; living, esp. in adverse circumstances  
a struggle for existence, she has a wretched existence     
3    something that exists; a being or entity  
4    everything that exists, esp. that is living  


struggle for existence  
      n   not in technical usage   competition between organisms of a population, esp. as a factor in the evolution of plants and animals  
   See also       natural selection  
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existence

  
1    actuality, animation, being, breath, continuance, continuation, duration, endurance, life, subsistence, survival  
2    being, creature, entity, thing  
3    creation, life, reality, the world  

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