What does absence mean?

Definitions for absence
ˈæb sənsab·sence

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    A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.

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

  2. absence(Noun)

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

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

  3. absence(Noun)

    Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind)

    absence of mind.

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

  4. absence(Noun)

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

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

  5. absence(Noun)

    Lack of contact between blades.

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    a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. absentia. See Absent.]

  2. Absence(noun)

    want; destitution; withdrawal

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. absentia. See Absent.]

  3. Absence(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. absentia. See Absent.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. absence

    A permission occasionally obtained, on urgent affairs, by officers to quit their duties.

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

How to pronounce absence?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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

Examples of absence in a Sentence

  1. Jean Paul Richter:

    Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.

  2. B. J. Gupta:

    Organizations rarely progress in absence of well defined codes of conduct and system to ensure that these are strictly adhered to. Same is true for society.

  3. Andy Leather:

    In the absence of surgical care, common, easily treatable illnesses become fatal, the global community can not continue to ignore this problem - millions of people are already dying unnecessarily, and the need... is projected to increase in the coming decades.

  4. Jerry Rice:

    This may be a decision the The Buffaloes lament : A fumble on a conservative run play while trying to run out the clock with less than 30 seconds remaining until halftime. The Utes turned Jarek Broussards miscue into a 42-yard field goal by Jadon Redding as time expired to give the offense a little confidence boost. Ty Jordan shined in a matchup between two highly touted tailbacks. The freshman finished with 147 yards rushing. His counterpart, Broussard, started slow but finished with 80 yards, which was well below his 183.3 average. The Buffaloes suffered a huge blow in the first half when they lost linebacker Nate Landman to what could be a season-ending ankle injury. Using a scooter and wearing a leg brace, the emotional leader of the team returned to the sideline. His absence was felt in the second half. Jerry Rice gave The Buffaloes a 14-7 lead late in the first half with Colorados first punt return for a score since Sept. 9, 2017. Jerry Rice also scored on a bubble screen to put The Buffaloes up 21-10 moments in the the third quarter. The last Colorado player to record a TD on both a reception and a return( punt or kickoff) in the same game was Walter Stanley against Texas Tech on Sept. 12, 1981, according to the school. Rices feat felt bittersweet in light of the loss. Kind of hurts.

  5. Badiul Alam Majumdar:

    The absence of democracy only creates room for extremism.

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