What is the meaning of absence?


  • The state of being absent.
    • usage: "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
  • Failure to be present.
  • The time interval during which something or somebody is away.
    • usage: "he visited during my absence"
  • 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.
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APAWordNet. (2010). absence. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/absence/definitions/1193941
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "absence" http://smartdefine.org/absence/definitions/1193941 (accessed April 22, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, absence, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/absence/definitions/1193941>.
MLAWordNet. "absence" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/absence/definitions/1193941>
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