Meaning of ABSENCE in English

ABSENCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ æbs(ə)ns ]

( absences)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Someone’s absence from a place is the fact that they are not there.

...a bundle of letters which had arrived for me in my absence...

Eleanor would later blame her mother-in-law for her husband’s frequent absences.

≠ presence

N-VAR : with supp

2.

The absence of something from a place is the fact that it is not there or does not exist.

The presence or absence of clouds can have an important impact on heat transfer...

In the absence of a will the courts decide who the guardian is.

= lack

≠ presence

N-SING : with supp

3.

conspicuous by one’s absence: see conspicuous

see also leave of absence

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