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absence

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English

Etymology

French, from Latin absentia. See also absent.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
absence

Plural
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  1. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence.
    Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence. - Phillippians 2:12
  2. Want; lack; destitution; withdrawal.
    In the absence of conventional law. - Kent
  3. Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.
    Reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind. - Addison
    To conquer that abstraction which is called absence. - Landor

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Czech

Etymology

from French absence

Noun

absence f.

  1. absence

French

Etymology

from Latin absentia.

Pronunciation

Noun

absence f. (plural absences)

  1. absence; A state of being absent or withdrawn.

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