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absentee

noun [C] uk   /ˌæb.sənˈtiː/ us  
someone who is not at school or work when they should be: There are several absentees from school this week, because a lot of people have flu.
absenteeism
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.zəm/ us  
The high rate of absenteeism is costing the company a lot of money.
Translations of “absentee”
in Korean 불참자…
in Arabic غائب…
in Portuguese ausente…
in Catalan absent…
in Japanese 欠席者, 欠勤者, 不在者…
in Italian (persona) assente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曠課者, 曠工者, 缺勤者…
in Russian отсутствующий…
in Turkish olmayan kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旷课者, 旷工者, 缺勤者…
in Polish nieobecn-y/a…
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