absence: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ab'suns), [key]
- state of being away or not being present: I acted as supervisor in his absence. Your absence was noted on the records.
- period of being away: an absence of several weeks.
- failure to attend or appear when expected.
- lack; deficiency: the absence of proof.
- inattentiveness; preoccupation; absent-mindedness: absence of mind.
- absence (Thesaurus)