New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- What is the common link among fire rage across the Amazon, Brexit, impeachment of Donald Trump and Hong Kong protests? People searched the word "existential" after every key events in 2019, according to Dictionary.com. Thus, Dictionary.com announced "existential" as the Word of the Year for 2019.

From climate change to gun violence, "existential" as a word and theme, was prominent in discussions of topics that dominated 2019

The word "existential" came from Late Latin existentialis/exsistentialis in the late 1600s. Dictionary.com defines the word "existential" in two ways. One is "of or relating to existence."

"Existential is often used when the fact of someone or something's being-its very existence-is at stake," ...