Definition of 'non-existent'
Example sentences containing 'non-existent'
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Traffic on the commute is virtually non-existent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Since her birth the relationship between me and my wife has become non-existent. The Sun (2011)Small grocers are virtually non-existent in the city. Cheap Eats Guide to Europe 1994 (1993)The margin between the last three is practically non-existent. The Sun (2012)Internet banking and cashpoint coverage is patchy and credit card services almost non-existent because of sanctions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Elsewhere training is virtually non-existent and new staff are expected to learn from their more experienced colleagues. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)His almost non-existent nails were obvious at a press conference yesterday. The Sun (2007)Complaints of code violations are virtually non-existent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For the first two years they were almost non-existent. Truman (1986)But the chances of that happening are virtually non-existent. The Sun (2010)And the view out of the back is virtually non-existent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I do find that our social life has become almost non-existent. Double Income No Kids Yet? (1989)South Africa is a vast country with poor to non-existent public transport. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It said 4G coverage is poor to non-existent in my area. The Sun (2014)Still almost non-existent, unless seeing people getting stoned or drunk qualifies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Translations for 'non-existent'
British English: non-existent ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is non-existent, you mean that it does not exist when you feel that it should.
Hygiene was non-existent: no running water, no bathroom.
Definition of non-existent from the Collins English Dictionary
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