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English definition of “absence”

absence

  /ˈæbsəns/ noun
a time when you are not in a place: His absence was noticed.
[no plural] the fact that something does not exist: the absence of proof
(Definition of absence noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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