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ab·sence

absence

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb sns
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a time of being away or not present.
My child had three absences from school last month.
antonyms:
attendance, presence
similar words:
leave
definition 2: a length of time of being away.
Work continued during the boss's absence.
similar words:
leave
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