Definitions for absenteeismˌæb sənˈti ɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•sen•tee•ismˌæb sənˈti ɪz əm(n.)

  1. frequent or habitual absence.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. the practice of being an absentee landlord.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absenteeism(noun)

    habitual absence from work


  1. absenteeism(Noun)

    The state of being absent, especially frequently; the practice of an absentee.

  2. absenteeism(Noun)

    The practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1829.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absenteeism(noun)

    the state or practice of an absentee; esp. the practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated


  1. Absenteeism

    Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. Traditionally, absenteeism has been viewed as an indicator of poor individual performance, as well as a breach of an implicit contract between employee and employer; it was seen as a management problem, and framed in economic or quasi-economic terms. More recent scholarship seeks to understand absenteeism as an indicator of psychological, medical, or social adjustment to work.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Absenteeism

    Chronic absence from work or other duty.

Translations for absenteeism

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


being often absent from work etc without good reason

Absenteeism is a problem in some industries.

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