What does absence mean?

Definitions for absence
ˈæb sənsab·sence

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    A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.

    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    a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say absence in sign language?

  1. absence

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. Tiffany Brannan:

    Even though it’s been two years, we all still deeply feel Deah’s absence, as a school we strive to continue hisspirit of service and giving back, and have adopted a mantra of 'Live likeDeah.'.

  2. Derek Wilding:

    If Google can demonstrate that it can reach agremeent with some publishers then its aim is to show that that commercial arrangements can be made in the absence of some kind of legislative intervention, the question is whether those arrangements are suitable for all publishers. The kind of arrangements that Google can propose will suit some publishers, but not others.

  3. Dave Hollis:

    There’s an absence of competition, we are set up to have a big, big run.

  4. Thomas Fuller:

    He that fears your presence will hate you absence.

  5. The Congress official:

    His absence will not hamper the party's work. We will stand up against the objectionable bills tabled by the government.

Images & Illustrations of absence

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