Portuguese to English inexistência

Dictionary entry: inexistência
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Luís Bittencourt

I believe that the word "inexistence", as translated from Portuguese word "inexistência", is a invalid entry in this online dictionary. The correct and valid translation would be nonexistence.
  • casaleiro

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    Dictionary Editor
    English - Ireland
    Many thanks for pointing this out. I have corrected the entry, though it will take time before the correction can be seen online.

    A historical note: inexistence meaning 'the fact or condition of not existing; non-existence' is in fact attested in English but is rare today, while a nearly opposite sense is attested in philosophical contexts: inexistence 'the fact or condition of existing in something; inherence' (source: Oxford English Dictionary).
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