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 seizurenoun
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A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.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.
Etymology: 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a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence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
Etymology: [F., fr. L. absentia. See Absent.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A permission occasionally obtained, on urgent affairs, by officers to quit their duties.
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Rank popularity for the word 'absence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1745
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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
We want to try and point out that absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence.
When Jataveon Dashawn Hall left the hospital Friday evening against medical advice, we certainly should have been notified. But most concerning of all is that hospital police did not even know Jataveon Dashawn Hall had left the premises almost 10 hours prior, indeed, Halls absence was only discovered when we placed a phone call to them.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
Love, passion, and intimacy will not remain in the absence of friendship.
The grand jury was not given the opportunity to deliberate on those charges and deliberated only on what was presented to them. I can't speak for other jurors, but I can help the truth be told. indictments obtained in the absence of sufficient proof under the law do not stand up and are not fundamentally fair to anyone.
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Translations for absence
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- липса, отсъствиеBulgarian
- absènciaCatalan, Valencian
- absence, nepřítomnostCzech
- fravær, mangelDanish
- Fehlen, Abwesenheit, AbsenzGerman
- ausencia, faltaSpanish
- neamhláithreacht, asláithreacht, uireasaIrish
- easbhaidh, dearmad-inntinne, neo-làthaireachdScottish Gaelic
- 欠落, 無頓着, 欠席, 不保持, 不在Japanese
- åndsfravær, mangel, fraværNorwegian
- ontbreken, afwezigheid, verstrooidheidDutch
- mangel, fråvær, åndsfråværNorwegian Nynorsk
- ausência, [[falta]] [[de]] [[atenção]], faltaPortuguese
- absență, neatențieRomanian
- недостаток, рассеянность, нехватка, отлучка, отсутствиеRussian
- frånvaro, bortavaroSwedish
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