About The Word Absence

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Absence

Absence Meaning & Definition
Absence Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Absence?

[n] failure to be present
[n] the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
[n] epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (a possible other abnormalities)
[n] the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Absence: petit mal epilepsy

Related Terms | Find terms related to Absence: abscondence | absence without leave | absentation | absenteeism | absenting | AWOL | beggary | cut | day off | dearth | default | defect | defectiveness | deficiency | deficit | departure | deprivation | destitution | disappearance | drought | emptiness | escape | excused absence | exigency | famine | fleeing | French leave | furlough | holiday | hooky | imperfection | impoverishment | inadequacy | incompleteness | insufficiency | lack | leave | leave of absence | leaving | miss | necessity | need | negation | negativeness | negativity | nihility | nonappearance | nonattendance | nonbeing | nonentity | nonexistence | nonoccurrence | nonreality | nonsubsistence | not-being | nothingness | nullity | omission | paucity | privation | running away | sabbatical leave | scantiness | scarcity | shortage | shortcoming | shortfall | sick leave | starvation | truancy | truantism | unactuality | unexcused absence | unreality | vacancy | vacation | vacuity | vacuum | void | want | wantage

See Also | absenteeism | awayness | complex absence | cut | default | deficiency | epilepsy | interval | lack | nonattendance | nonoccurrence | pure absence | simple absence | subclinical absence | time interval | want

Absence In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"sence\, n. [F., fr. L. absentia. See {Absent}.] 1. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to {presence}. Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence. --Phil. ii. 12. 2. Want; destitution; withdrawal. ``In the absence of conventional law.'' --Kent. 3. Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind. ``Reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind.'' --Addison. To conquer that abstraction which is called absence. --Landor.

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