Meaning of ABSENCE in English

ABSENCE

n. 25B6; noun

his absence from the office : NON-ATTENDANCE, non-appearance, absenteeism; TRUANCY, playing truant; leave, holiday, vacation, sabbatical.

the absence of any other suitable candidate : LACK, want, non-existence, unavailability, deficiency, dearth; need.

presence.

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