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absence

ab·sence

absence

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb sns
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state or condition of being away or not present.
You will have a substitute teacher during my absence.
antonyms:
attendance, presence
similar words:
absenteeism, leave, nonattendance, truancy
definition 2: a length of time of being away.
After a six-month absence, she went back to work with renewed energy.
similar words:
leave
definition 3: the state of not having; lack.
There was an absence of luxury in those lean times.
synonyms:
lack
similar words:
dearth, need, vacuity, want
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