Meaning of ABSENCE in English

ABSENCE

n. 1 non-attendance, non-presence, non-appearance, truancy This is Jason's third absence from class in a week She runs the place in my absence. 2 lack, want, deficiency, non-existence; insufficiency, scantiness, paucity, scarcity, dearth In the absence of new evidence, the matter must remain undecided

Oxford thesaurus English vocab.      Английский словарь Оксфорд тезаурус.