Meaning of ABSENCE in English

ABSENCE

noun

1 fact of not being present

ADJECTIVE

▪ extended , lengthy , long , prolonged

▪ brief , temporary

▪ frequent

▪ excused ( AmE )

▪ unauthorized , unexplained

… OF ABSENCE

▪ period

You will not be paid for the full period of ~.

VERB + ABSENCE

▪ have

Your son has had too many ~s from school.

▪ notice

Nobody had noticed her ~.

▪ explain

PREPOSITION

▪ during sb's ~ , in sb's ~ (= while sb is not there)

My father did all the cooking in my mother's ~.

▪ ~ from

~ from work

PHRASES

▪ conspicuous by your ~ , notable by your ~ ( esp. BrE )

When it came to clearing up after the party, Anne was conspicuous by her ~ ( = very obviously absent when she should have been present ).

▪ leave of ~ (= permission to be absent)

He asked for leave of ~ from his job.

2 lack

ADJECTIVE

▪ complete , total

▪ virtual

▪ conspicuous , notable

a conspicuous ~ of evidence

PREPOSITION

▪ in the ~ of

In the ~ of stone, most houses in the area are built of wood.

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