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. absencenoun

    the state of being absent

    "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"

  2. absencenoun

    failure to be present

  3. absencenoun

    the time interval during which something or somebody is away

    "he visited during my absence"

  4. 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

Wiktionary

  1. absencenoun

    A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.

  2. absencenoun

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

  3. absencenoun

    Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind)

    absence of mind.

  4. absencenoun

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

  5. absencenoun

    Lack of contact between blades.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absencenoun

    a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence

  2. Absencenoun

    want; destitution; withdrawal

  3. Absencenoun

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

  4. 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

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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. Max Callaghan:

    We want to try and point out that absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence.

  2. Chief Deputy Sykes:

    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.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Love, passion, and intimacy will not remain in the absence of friendship.

  5. General Cameron:

    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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