Meaning of ABSENCE in English
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. 2012