What does absence mean?

Definitions for absenceˈæb səns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word absence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absence(noun)

    the state of being absent

    "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"

  2. absence(noun)

    failure to be present

  3. absence(noun)

    the time interval during which something or somebody is away

    "he visited during my absence"

  4. 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

Wiktionary

  1. absence(Noun)

    A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.

  2. absence(Noun)

    Failure to be present where one is expected, wanted, or needed; nonattendence; deficiency.

  3. absence(Noun)

    Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind)

    absence of mind.

  4. absence(Noun)

    Temporary lossor disruption of consciousness, with sudden onset and recovery, and common in epilepsy.

  5. absence(Noun)

    Lack of contact between blades.

  6. Origin: From absent, from absentia, from absens, present active participle of absum, from ab + sum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absence(noun)

    a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence

  2. Absence(noun)

    want; destitution; withdrawal

  3. Absence(noun)

    inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind

  4. Origin: [F., fr. L. absentia. See Absent.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1745

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4745

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absence' in Nouns Frequency: #779

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Crichton:

    Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

  2. Brendan Francis Behan:

    I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

  3. Brendan Behan:

    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.

  4. Alexander Pope:

    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.

  5. Angus Sampson:

    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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