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absentee

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌæbsənˈtiː/
HR someone who is not at work or at the place where they are supposed to be: There are lots of absentees at the moment because of illness. The CEO was a notable absentee from the meeting.
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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