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absentee

noun [C] uk   /ˌæb.sənˈtiː/ us  
someone who is not at school or work when they should be: There are several absentees in the school this week, because a lot of people have flu.AbsentNot going to school
absenteeism
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.zəm/ us  
The high rate of absenteeism is costing the company a lot of money.AbsentTime off workNot going to school
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