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.

Phrases and idioms:

absence of mind inattentiveness.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. L absentia (as ABSENT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.