adjective ex·tant \ˈek-stənt; ek-ˈstant, ˈek-ˌ\

: in existence : still existing : not destroyed or lost

Full Definition of EXTANT

archaic :  standing out or above
a :  currently or actually existing <the most charming writer extant — G. W. Johnson>
b :  still existing :  not destroyed or lost <extant manuscripts>

Examples of EXTANT

  1. There is, he reports, no extant copy of the Super Bowl I television broadcast; nobody bothered to keep the tapes. —Joe Queenan, New York Times Book Review, 1 Feb. 2009

Origin of EXTANT

Latin exstant-, exstans, present participle of exstare to stand out, be in existence, from ex- + stare to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 1545


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