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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Of course, the kobold’s nonexistence is no reason to stop playing the game …
This cessation itself, although something effected, is of the nature of that kind of nonexistence which results from the destruction of something existent, and as such does not pass away.
I'm tired with all these liars telling me that atheism is a belief in "nonexistence" etc.
Terrorists were a victim of their own success on 9/11; I think a big factor in the nonexistence/infrequency of attacks on American soil is that they feel like it has to be an impressive attack.
She was generally pretty happy in the material world, so I could see how this next phase of her existence, or nonexistence, would be a good one.
Drag Me to Hell is uninterested in the existence or nonexistence of demons; it is merely interested in mocking them, a not altogether impious enterprise: the humorous devil character -- along with the humorous mummery used to dispel him -- appears in the Book of Tobit.
In a fundamental way, they're right: Even if science cannot prove negatives like the nonexistence of God, it does provide an alternative framework for understanding the universe that doesn't require divine inspiration.
A proof of the nonexistence of any particular finite sequence of digits in its decimal expansion would have as a corollary that pi is not normal.
Opposition from national Democrats has faded away to almost complete nonexistence now that it's a Democratic President doing these things.
Loss of consciousness beckoned, and beyond it—with no ready receptacle for his katra—so too did nonexistence.
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