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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. derived from experience or the experience of existence;
- Example: "the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington
- Example: "formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
[syn: experiential, existential]

2. of or as conceived by existentialism;
- Example: "an existential moment of choice"

3. relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Existential \Ex`is*ten"tial\, a. 1. Having existence. [Archaic] --Bp. Barlow. [1913 Webster] 2. of or pertaining to, or having the character of, existentialism. [PJC] 3. (Logic) specifying actual existence, rather than only possibility; as, the existential operator. [PJC] --Ex`is*ten"tial*ly, adv. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Existentially as well as essentially intelligent. --Colerige. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

existential adj 1: derived from experience or the experience of existence; "the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington; "formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey [syn: experiential, existential] 2: of or as conceived by existentialism; "an existential moment of choice" 3: relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "existential": Cyrenaic, Eleatic, Epicurean, Megarian, Stoic, animist, animistic, atomistic, cosmotheistic, eclectic, empirical, eudaemonistic, hedonic, hedonist, hedonistic, humanist, humanistic, idealistic, instrumentalist, materialistic, mechanistic, metaphysical, monistic, naturalistic, nominalist, panlogistical, pantheistic, positivist, positivistic, pragmatic, pragmatist, rationalistic, realist, realistic, scholastic, sensationalistic, syncretistic, theistic, transcendentalist, transcendentalistic, utilitarian, vitalistic, voluntarist, voluntaristic