Focus on the pronunciation of absence
English definition of “absence”
/ˈæb·səns/ n [C/U]
› 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
/ˈæb·sənt/ adj [not gradable] › If Callie is absent from school, she should bring a note from home. absently
/ˈæb·sənt·li/ adv › He stared out the window, absently rubbing his cheek.