Defunct and Existing


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Defunct adjective – No longer existing.
Usage example: a stack of brochures and a few faded placards are all that remain of the defunct organization

Existing is an antonym for defunct in extinct topic.
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Existing adjective – Having being at the present time.
Usage example: existing breeds of the turkey that graces our Thanksgiving table are said to bear little resemblance to the gamy birds that the Pilgrims enjoyed

Defunct is an antonym for existing in in existence topic.
Nearby Words: exist, existent, existence, existed
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  • Brand X Averted with most brand names, though, particularly vehicle brands and models, both existing and defunct (Horex, Harley-Davidson, Lanz, Hanomag, Bentley, Honda, Allgeier...), and beer brands (Flensburger, Faxe, shoving a bottle of Beck's into the fourth wall).
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  • The Xbox One has deeper integration with Skype, which will take over for the existing chat system and integration with the now-defunct Windows Live Messenger that the 360 featured.
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