Definition Of Absence

  • the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
  • failure to be present
  • the state of being absent
  • the time interval during which something or somebody is away

Syllables : ab-sence

Pronunciation : 'æbsəns

Example Sentences

  • he was surprised by the absence of any explanation. (noun)
  • he visited during my absence. (noun)