Definitions for absenceˈæb səns
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word absence
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the state of being away or not being present.
a period of being away:
an absence of several weeks.
failure to attend or appear when expected.
the absence of proof.
inattentiveness; preoccupation; absent-mindedness:
absence of mind.
Origin of absence:
1350–1400; ME < MF < L
the state of being absent
"he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
failure to be present
the time interval during which something or somebody is away
"he visited during my absence"
absence, absence seizure(noun)
the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
In her absence, you're in charge.; student absences
a lack of
the absence of good leadership
A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.
Failure to be present where one is expected, wanted, or needed; nonattendence; deficiency.
Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind)
absence of mind.
Temporary lossor disruption of consciousness, with sudden onset and recovery, and common in epilepsy.
Lack of contact between blades.
Origin: From absent, from absentia, from absens, present active participle of absum, from ab + sum.
a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence
want; destitution; withdrawal
inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'absence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1745
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'absence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4745
Rank popularity for the word 'absence' in Nouns Frequency: #779
Translations for absence
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the condition of not being present
His absence was noticed.
- ausênciaPortuguese (BR)
- die AbwesenheitGerman
- fravær; fraværelseDanish
- הֵעַדרוּת @@@הֵיעַדרוּת$$$Hebrew
- 缺席Chinese (Trad.)
- غیر حاضریUrdu
- sự vắng mặtVietnamese
- 缺席Chinese (Simp.)
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