Meaning of ABSENCE in English

ABSENCE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bemoan the lack/absence/loss of sth

an article bemoaning the lack of sports facilities in the area

enforced absence/separation etc

a period of enforced isolation

lament the lack/absence/decline etc of sth

Steiner lamented the lack of public interest in the issue.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

complete

I have complete absence of remorse in this saturation of pleasure.

One was the complete absence of physical evidence.

The complete absence from her novels of condescension is the secret of her popularity.

I have assumed a complete absence of proofreading.

These difficulties were exacerbated by the almost complete absence of indigenous, vertically-integrated companies.

Clostridium bacteria can grow only in the complete absence of oxygen, so they have been found in contaminated cans of food.

Often it means a complete absence of thought, theory or conscious plan.

conspicuous

One name conspicuous by its absence was that of Nigel Kneale, whom Whitaker contacted very early on.

Her son, Herschel, who lived in rural Michigan, was conspicuous in his absence .

In fact, they are conspicuous by their absence .

His distinguishing trait is an unwavering moral compass, conspicuous by its absence in college basketball.

And finally, these statements are characterised by a conspicuous absence of facts to bolster such assertions.

Calculations of the social marginal costs and benefits of cutting back pollution tend to be conspicuous by their absence .

If I have any qualification, it is that contemporary work is conspicuous by its absence .

long

But even should he reappear tomorrow looking hale and hearty, his long absence will have cast a shadow over his position.

Sharpe discovered that before his long absences through injury and illness.

Hilary was depressed at your long absence .

Was there any reason for this long absence ?

Grade differences in long absences were reduced by 11% for men and by 36% for women after adjustment.

The trends in long absences across the grades, however, were reduced by only 5% for men and 15% for women.

Movingly, he finds his father, and the reason for his long absence .

She heard his low voice as he spoke to them, greeted them after his long absence .

total

Furthermore, there appears to be a total absence of dentine, which is unexpected if conodonts are vertebrates.

Jesse Jackson descended upon Hollywood to protest the almost total absence of black and minority nominees.

The survey is perhaps also significant for the total absence of any importance being placed on welfare law work.

An aspect of this story was the total absence of the Doctor from Episodes Three and Four.

What has been striking over the past few weeks is the almost total absence of diplomacy.

In the total absence of black dancers, Covent Garden lags behind other ballet companies in the West.

In the almost total absence of information there can be no interest in systematizing procedures in the manner of the Victoria Centre.

Note particularly the total absence of adverbs.

■ NOUN

sickness

These risk factors accounted for about one third of the grade differences in sickness absence .

The grade differences in sickness absence were present in all age groups.

Conclusion - Large grade differences in sickness absence parallel socioeconomic differences in morbidity and mortality found in other studies.

It was possible to examine sickness absence within an organisation with a single sickness absence policy.

Participants who smoked also had higher rates of short and long spells of sickness absence compared with non-smokers.

The relation between alcohol consumption and sickness absence will be reported elsewhere.

One estimate puts the cost in terms of sickness absence alone at over £700 million a year.

For women, there was no clear relation between alcohol consumption and sickness absence .

■ VERB

explain

I can most clearly explain it in terms of the absences of thinking and doing.

It fails to explain the absence of comparable patterns among single and divorced women.

She had not even phoned them that morning to explain her absence .

It explained the absence of city water and telephone service in the cigarette subdivision: The developer had foolishly overspent on bribes.

This may explain the absence of methane in the breath of 40-50% of western populations.

Furthermore, there was no affidavit explaining their absence .

How does she explain Dad's absence to the children?

And it explains your absences from the council quite nicely.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be conspicuous by your/its absence

If I have any qualification, it is that contemporary work is conspicuous by its absence.

leave of absence

Arienne is taking a leave of absence to do a Master's degree.

As the Gay situation unraveled, reserve guard Charlie Taylor was granted an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons.

I could take a leave of absence from graduate study for one year and still have my fellowship held for me.

I would have been pleased had Peter been somewhat hesitant to grant me a one-week leave of absence.

In 1624 he obtained leave of absence from the University and served as a Member of Parliament.

Morales said his leave of absence from the district runs out May 23.

Patrick Brady, 28, took a leave of absence from Gov.

They say she was not fired, but failed to return after a leave of absence.

Whether this entitles the House to exclude a peer on leave of absence has not been tested.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Malone's absences have made it difficult on the rest of the team.

The Russian flag was waving again after an absence of 74 years.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In the absence of pressing problems he improvises his activities, working the case he wants to work.

Poverty and the absence of hope are real causes for anti-social behaviour.

Still, the hows and whys of their absences are less important than the absences themselves.

The absence of mathematics eliminates any advance treatment, but it could serve as an introduction text and as a source document.

The model developed in the paper also pinpoints the conditions required for union existence in the absence of coercion.

The superstitious 35-year-old singer and impressionist was remanded on bail in his absence charged with affray.

There were 103 cases of caretaker absence or incapacity, she said.

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