The adjective "existente" is sometimes invariable, which means its form does not change according to the gender or number of the noun it describes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (living)
a. existing
La tensión existente era fruto de un conflicto sin resolver entre los dos colegas del trabajo.The existing tension was the result of an unresolved conflict between the two coworkers.
b. existent
Esta es la única copia existente del libro. Los otros se perdieron en un incendio.This is the only existent copy of the book. The other were lost in a fire.
2. (at this time)
a. existing
El horario existente puede variar para adaptarse a las necesidades de la plantilla.The existing schedule may vary to accommodate the needs of the staff.
b. current
Las condiciones existentes fueron discutidas y aprobadas en la reunión.The current conditions were discussed and approved at the meeting.
c. present
No creo que debamos ponerle fin a la existente cooperación entre empresas pues nos está siendo provechosa.I don't think we should end the present cooperation between the companies since it's benefitting us.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. existing, existent
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1 (que existe) existing; in existence
la situación existente en este momento the existing o present situation; the situation at the moment; el único documento existente de la época the only existing document of o from that period
2 (Com) in stock
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