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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Still existing and known.

Usage examples (36)
  • The horseshoe crab lived at the time of the dinosaurs and is still extant even today.
  • extant manuscripts
  • The jaw bones in extant reptiles can transmit sound to the inner ear.
  • Every newly discovered species, extinct or extant, is a potential falsification. for more
Tutoring comment
  • They probed the "extent" (amount, area, degree) of the collection to see if one of the few "extant" (still in existence) paintings by the artist might be found.
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