Translation of "absence" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈæb.səns/ 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. 她不在的時候任命了一位新經理。
She has had repeated absences from work this year. 今年她屢次曠工。

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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. 他使大家注意到,並不存在可以證明被告有罪的確鑿證據。
In the absence of (= because there were not) more suitable candidates, we decided to offer the job to Mr Conway. 由於沒有更為合適的人選,我們決定把這個工作機會給康韋先生。

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(Translation of “absence” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)