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nonexistent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnonexistentnon‧ex‧ist‧ent /ˌnɒnɪɡˈzɪstənt◂ $ ˌnɑːn-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 EXIST#something that is nonexistent does not exist at all, or is not present in a particular placealmost/virtually/practically etc nonexistent 🔊 On a Sunday morning traffic was almost nonexistent.non-existence noun [uncountable]
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nonexistentEmployment and job training for these young people is almost nonexistent.And inequality of income is one reason inflation is nonexistent.Besides, the boundaries of the leprosarium were permeable, and surveillance at the federal level was almost nonexistent.Discussion of what to do to improve matters is almost nonexistent.We would have liked to build, but planning permission in Snowdonia National Park was practically nonexistent.It turned out that many of the letters of recommendation were from nonexistent companies.Even if airline space is available, discounts likely will be nonexistent during this period.Steady jobs are almost nonexistent in remote parts of the country.These links were weak or nonexistent in the Low Country, where most villages were identified with only one caste.Where existing infrastructure is inadequate or nonexistent, new alternatives tend to take off faster.almost/virtually/practically etc nonexistentBesides, the boundaries of the leprosarium were permeable, and surveillance at the federal level was almost nonexistent.But checking with knowledgeable people at the Vermont Maple Laboratory, I found that the literature was practically nonexistent.Discussion of what to do to improve matters is almost nonexistent.The station telephone rang, a rarity in itself, since phone service on the island was virtually nonexistent.We would have liked to build, but planning permission in Snowdonia National Park was practically nonexistent.Education of Negroes was almost nonexistent, and practically all of the race were illiterate.And third, it takes time, an almost nonexistent commodity in most libraries today.Ties between the woman and her daughters by a previous marriage were almost nonexistent, the neighbor said.
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