Significado de “absence” - en el Diccionario Inglés

absence en inglés británico

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absencenoun

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.
She has had repeated absences from work this year.

Más ejemplos

  • The smell of cigarette smoke confirmed what he had suspected: there had been a party in his absence.
  • I'm deputizing for the director during his absence.
  • Unbeknown to me, he'd gone and rented out the apartment in my absence.
  • Can you account for your absence last Friday?
  • A new manager was appointed during/in her absence.

absence noun (NOT EXISTING)

B2 [ U ] the fact of not existing:

He drew attention to the absence of concrete evidence against the defendant.
In the absence of (= because there were not) more suitable candidates, we decided to offer the job to Mr Conway.

Más ejemplos

  • In the absence of anything better the settee would serve as a bed for a couple of nights.
  • In our search for evidence, we were stymied by the absence of any recent documents.
  • They complained about the absence of vegetarian food on the menu.
  • In the absence of a strong government, the country soon fell into chaos.
  • In the absence of a television, the children were forced to find other things to keep them amused.

(Definición de absence del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

absence en inglés americano

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absencenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈæb·səns/

the state of not being somewhere, or a period in which you are not somewhere:

[ C ] She has had repeated absences from school this year.

An absence can also be a lack of existence:

[ U ] He drew attention to the absence of any solid evidence against the defendant.
absent
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈæb·sənt/

If Callie is absent from school, she should bring a note from home.
absently
adverb us /ˈæb·sənt·li/

He stared out the window, absently rubbing his cheek.

(Definición de absence del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

absence en inglés de negocios

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absencenoun

uk /ˈæbsəns/ us

[ C or U ] HR a time when someone is not at work or at the place they are expected to be:

absence from sth Her absence from the meeting was noted.
in sb's absence His fellow directors voted in his absence to fire him.
The worst day for workplace absences is Monday.

[ U ] the fact that something is not where it is needed or expected:

The business was suffering from an absence of an overall plan for moving forward.
in the absence of sth In the absence of any alternative, we'll continue in the same way as before.

(Definición de absence del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)