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
A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.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a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence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
Origin: [F., fr. L. absentia. See Absent.]
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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
The numerical value of absence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of absence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
For us, in the absence of having a fully resourced, cinematic marketing campaign, it feels as if the most logical decision is to bypass cinematic release, we don't have a lot of it (money), so I'm trying to spend it wisely.
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Translations for absence
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- отсъствие, липсаBulgarian
- absènciaCatalan, Valencian
- nepřítomnost, absenceCzech
- fravær, mangelDanish
- Fehlen, Abwesenheit, AbsenzGerman
- falta, ausenciaSpanish
- uireasa, neamhláithreacht, asláithreachtIrish
- neo-làthaireachd, easbhaidh, dearmad-inntinneScottish Gaelic
- 欠落, 不保持, 無頓着, 欠席, 不在Japanese
- mangel, fravær, åndsfraværNorwegian
- afwezigheid, verstrooidheid, ontbrekenDutch
- mangel, fråvær, åndsfråværNorwegian Nynorsk
- ausência, [[falta]] [[de]] [[atenção]], faltaPortuguese
- neatenție, absențăRomanian
- рассеянность, нехватка, отсутствие, отлучка, недостатокRussian
- frånvaro, bortavaroSwedish
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