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absent

ab·sent

absent

 
pronunciation:
aeb snt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not present; away from where one usually is.
Because of a doctor's appointment, my son will be absent from school tomorrow.
synonyms:
gone
antonyms:
present
similar words:
away, missing, off, out, truant
derivations: absently (adv.), absentness (n.)
Word Parts
The word absent contains the following part:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."