Meaning of ABSENCE in English

ABSENCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈab-sən(t)s ]

noun

Date: 14th century

1. : the state of being absent

2. : the period of time that one is absent

3. : want , lack

an absence of detail

4. : inattention to present surroundings or occurrences

absence of mind

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.