Meaning of ABSENCE in English

ABSENCE

n. 1 the state of being away from a place or person. 2 the time or duration of being away. 3 (foll. by of) the non-existence or lack of. absence of mind inattentiveness.

[ ME f. OF f. L absentia (as ABSENT) ]

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