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ex·ist·ence

existence

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zI stihns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being alive or real.
Dinosaurs are no longer in existence.She does not believe in the existence of unicorns.
 
similar words:
being, reality
definition 2: continued being or life.
Humans are putting the existence of tigers in danger.
definition 3: a way of life.
The pioneers led a difficult existence on the prairies.
similar words:
life