Meaning of ABSENCE in English



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


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

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

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

? presence

N-VAR: with supp


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

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

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

= lack

? presence

N-SING: with supp


conspicuous by one’s ~: see conspicuous

see also leave of ~

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