Meaning of “absent” in the English Dictionary

"absent" in British English

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absentadjective

uk /ˈæb.sənt/ us /ˈæb.sənt/

absent adjective (NOT PRESENT)

B1 not in the place where you are expected to be, especially at school or work:

John has been absent from school/work for three days now.
We drank a toast to absent friends.

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absent adjective (NOT PAYING ATTENTION)

used to describe a person or the expression on a person's face when they are thinking about other things and are not paying attention to what is happening near them

absentpreposition

uk /ˈæb.sənt/ us /ˈæb.sənt/ US

absentverb

uk /æbˈsent/ us /æbˈsent/

(Definition of “absent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"absent" in Business English

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absentadjective

uk /ˈæbsənt/ us

HR not at work or at the place where you are expected to be:

absent from sth Anna's been absent from work for four days with flu.

not existing in a particular place:

absent from sth Any mention of prices is conspicuously absent from the ad, which makes me think they are high.

(Definition of “absent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)