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absence

noun uk   us   /ˈæb.səns/

absence noun (NOT BEING PRESENT)

B2 [U or C] the fact of not being where you are usually expected to be: A new manager was appointed during/in her absence. She has had repeated absences from work this year.
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absence noun (NOT EXISTING)

B2 [U] the fact of not existing: He drew attention to the absence of concrete evidence against the defendant. In the absence of (= because there were not) more suitable candidates, we decided to offer the job to Mr Conway.
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Translations of “absence”
in Korean 결석, 부재…
in Arabic غِياب, عَدَم وُجود…
in Portuguese ausência, falta…
in Catalan absència, manca…
in Japanese 留守, 不在, 欠席…
in Italian assenza, mancanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不在場的, 缺席, 缺勤…
in Russian отсутствие…
in Turkish yok olan, mevcut olmayan, yok olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不在场的, 缺席, 缺勤…
in Polish nieobecność, brak…
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