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absent

ab·sent

absent

 
pronunciation:
aeb snt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not in the expected place.
Jen was absent from work because she was sick.Why were you absent yesterday?
antonyms:
present
similar words:
away, off, out
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."