Absence (noun)

  1. The state of not being present.
  2. The failure to attend an event or meeting.
  3. The state of being away from a place or person.
  4. The state of being away from one's job or duties.


Middle english: from old french, from latin absentia, from absens "being away", present participle of abesse "be away".


  1. The class started without him because of his absence.
  2. His absence was noticed at the meeting.
  3. She was in a state of absence.
  4. His absence from work was due to illness.
  5. The absence of the sun made the day gloomy.
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