Definitions for absence

Definitions for (noun) absence

Main entry: absence

Definition: failure to be present

Main entry: absence

Definition: the state of being absent

Usage: he was surprised by the absence of any explanation

Main entry: absence, absence seizure

Definition: the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy

Main entry: absence

Definition: the time interval during which something or somebody is away

Usage: he visited during my absence

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