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ab·sence

absence

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb sns
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the fact or condition of being away or not present.
Work continued during the boss's absence.An old proverb says, "absence makes the heart grow fonder."
antonyms:
attendance, presence
similar words:
leave, truancy
definition 2: an instance or period of time of being away.
After an absence of two weeks, the neighbors returned from their beach trip.After John's third absence, the teacher called his father.
similar words:
leave
definition 3: the state of not having; lack.
I noticed the absence of games and toys in the little girl's room.
synonyms:
lack
similar words:
need, want
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