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.

Origin:

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

Examples:

  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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