1. [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.
2. of or pertaining to, or having the character of,
3. (Logic) specifying actual existence, rather than only
possibility; as, the existential operator.
[PJC] --Ex`is*ten"tial*ly, adv. [Archaic]
Existentially as well as essentially intelligent.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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
3: relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human
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