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"absentee" in British English

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absenteenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌæb.sənˈtiː/
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   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
The high ​rate of absenteeism is ​costing the ​company a lot of ​money.
(Definition of absentee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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absenteenoun [C]

 us   /ˌæb·sənˈti/
someone who is ​absent
(Definition of absentee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"absentee" in Business English

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absenteenoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of absentee from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “absentee”
in Arabic غائب…
in Korean 불참자…
in Portuguese ausente…
in Catalan absent…
in Japanese 欠席者, 欠勤者, 不在者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旷课者, 旷工者, 缺勤者…
in Turkish olmayan kişi…
in Russian отсутствующий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曠課者, 曠工者, 缺勤者…
in Italian (persona) assente…
in Polish nieobecn-y/a…
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