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absence

noun
 
 
/ˈæbsəns/
NOT THERE [C, U] B2 a time when you are not in a particular place: Lisa will be acting as manager in Phil's absence (= while Phil is not here). A large number of absences from work are caused by back problems.Absent
NOT EXIST [U] B2 the fact of not existing: In the absence of any proof, it is impossible to accuse her.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
Translations of “absence”
in Korean 결석, 부재…
in Arabic غِياب, عَدَم وُجود…
in Portuguese ausência, falta…
in Catalan absència, manca…
in Japanese 留守, 不在, 欠席…
in Italian assenza, mancanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不在場的, 缺席, 缺勤…
in Russian отсутствие…
in Turkish yok olan, mevcut olmayan, yok olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不在场的, 缺席, 缺勤…
in Polish nieobecność, brak…
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