- /səbˈsɪstəns / (say suhb'sistuhns)
1. the state or fact of subsisting; continuance.
2. the state or fact of existing.
3. the providing of sustenance or support.
4. means of supporting life; a living or livelihood.
a. the process of substance assuming individualisation; a single autonomous human being with certain rights.
b. the rank of something possessing the quality of truth and the ability of being construed logically.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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