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noun 
  1. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence.
    Quotations
    • Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my . Phillippians 2:12
  2. Want; lack; destitution; withdrawal.
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  3. In the of conventional law. - Kent
  4. Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.
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  5. Reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind. - Addison
  6. To conquer that abstraction which is called . - Landor
Translations: 
  • Dutch: afwezigheid
  • German: Abwesenheit , Fehlen
  • Spanish: ausencia , falta
Etymology: French, from Latin absentia. See also absent.


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