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.
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.
N-SING: with supp
conspicuous by one’s ~: see conspicuous
see also leave of ~
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012