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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of not existing.
  • n. Something that does not exist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of not existing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of not existing; absence of existence; the negation of being; -- usually used with reference to existince in the real world, or logical possiblity.
  • n. A thing that has no existence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Absence of existence; the negation of being.
  • n. A thing that has no existence or being.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of not existing

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