absence

  • 1 absence — [ apsɑ̃s ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. absentia 1 ♦ Le fait de n être pas dans un lieu où l on pourrait, où l on devrait être. On a remarqué l absence de Monsieur X dans, (à) cette réunion. Nous avons regretté votre absence. Loc. Briller par son absence …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 absence — ab‧sence [ˈæbsns] noun [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES when a person is not at work, for example because they are ill: • Evelyn took charge in his absence. • The work of the department suffered because of her frequent absences. ˌleave… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 absence — I (nonattendance) noun abandonment, absentia, abstention, avoidance, defection, desertion, nonappearance, nonpresence, removal, truancy, withdrawal associated concepts: absence from the state, absent creditors, absent debtor, absent defendant,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 absence — Absence. s. f. Eloignement d une personne qui n est point dans le lieu de sa residence ordinaire. Longue, courte absence. élégie sur une absence. en mon absence. Il se dit aussi du deffaut de presence d une personne qui ne se trouve pas à une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Absence — Ab sence, n. [F., fr. L. absentia. See {Absent}.] 1. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; opposed to {presence}. [1913 Webster] Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence. Phil. ii. 12. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 absence — ► NOUN 1) the state of being away from a place or person. 2) (absence of) the non existence or lack of. ● absence makes the heart grow fonder Cf. ↑absence makes the heart grow fonder …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 absence — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. absence (14c.), from L. absentia, noun of state from absentem (nom. absens), prp. of abesse be away from, be absent, from ab away (see AB (Cf. ab )) + esse to be (see ESSENCE (Cf. ess …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 absence — Absence, f. penac. Absentia. Absence legitime, Absentia iusta et causaria. En nostre absence, Absentibus nobis, vel absente nobis …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 absence — [n1] state of not being present absenteeism, AWOL*, cut*, French leave*, hooky*, nonappearance, nonattendance, no show*, truancy, vacancy; concept 746 Ant. existence, presence absence [n2] state of lacking something needed or usual dearth,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 absence — [ab′səns] n. [ME < OFr < L absentia: see ABSENT] 1. the condition of being absent, or away 2. the time of being away 3. the fact of being without; lack [in the absence of evidence] 4. inattentiveness …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Absence — (fr., spr. Abfangs), Abwesenheit; A. d esprit (fr., spr. A. d Espri), Geistesabwesenheit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 ABSENCE — ABSENCE, у эпилептиков короткое затемнение сознания, без падения и судорог, заменяющее эпилептический припадок …

    Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • 13 absence — *lack, want, dearth, defect, privation Analogous words: *need, necessity, exigency: deficiency (see corresponding adjective at DEFICIENT): destitution (see corresponding adjective at DEVOID): void, vacuum (see HOLE) Antonyms: presence Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 absence — (a bsan s , ou, suivant la prononciation réelle, a psan s ) s. f. 1°   Non présence. Pendant mon absence. Faire de longues absences. Vous me pardonnerez mon absence. L absence du maître est préjudiciable. Son absence de la cour fut remarquée.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 absence — noun 1 fact of not being present ADJECTIVE ▪ extended, lengthy, long, prolonged ▪ brief, temporary ▪ frequent ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 ABSENCE — s. f. Éloignement d une personne qui n est point dans le lieu de sa résidence ordinaire. Longue absence. Courte absence. En mon absence. Les peines de l absence. Il fait de fréquentes absences.   Il se dit particulièrement, en Jurisprudence, de L …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 ABSENCE — n. f. Le fait d’être absent. Longue absence. Les peines de l’absence. Il fait de fréquentes absences. Il se dit aussi du Défaut de présence à une réunion, à une assignation, à un appel. On n’a pas laissé de se divertir en votre absence. Il fut… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 absence */*/*/ — UK [ˈæbs(ə)ns] / US [ˈæbsəns] noun Word forms absence : singular absence plural absences 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a period of time when someone is not where they should be or where they usually are His frequent and prolonged absences were… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 absence — ab|sence W2S3 [ˈæbsəns] n 1.) [U and C] when you are not in the place where people expect you to be, or the time that you are away in/during sb s absence ▪ Ms Leighton will be in charge during my absence (=while I am away) . absence from ▪ Her… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 absence — noun 1 (C, U) the fact that someone is not in the place where people expect them to be: in/during sb s absence (=while they are away): Ms Leighton will be in charge during my absence. 2 (U) the lack of something or the fact that it does not exist …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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