What does absenteeism mean?

Definitions for absenteeismˌæb sənˈti ɪz əm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word absenteeism.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absenteeism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absenteeism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Simfukwe:

    Drought this year has worsened compared to the last three seasons, but the provision of a water supply near the school means reduced class absenteeism because (students) have enough time to stay in the school.

  2. Supriya Kumar:

    When people stay home when sick with a contagious disease like influenza, they actually reduce the likelihood of future illness among co-workers and thus reduce absenteeism in the workplace, managers who realize this and promote stay-at-home behavior in cases of infectious illness are likely to have a more healthy workplace.

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