Word:

Absence

Ab´sence
n.1.A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; - opposed to presence.
Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence.
- Phil. ii. 12.
2.Want; destitution; withdrawal.
3.Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.
To conquer that abstraction which is called absence.
- Landor.
Noun1.absence - the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
Antonyms:
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
2.absence - failure to be present
Antonyms:
presence - the act of being present
3.absence - the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence"
4.absence - epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (a possible other abnormalities)
AWOL, French leave, abscondence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, beggary, cut, day off, dearth, default, defect, defectiveness, deficit, departure, deprivation, destitution, disappearance, drought, emptiness, escape, excused absence, exigency, famine, fleeing, furlough, holiday, hooky, imperfection, impoverishment, inadequacy, incompleteness, insufficiency, lack, leave, leave of absence, leaving, miss, necessity, negation, negativeness, negativity, nihility, nonappearance, nonattendance, nonbeing, nonentity, nonoccurrence, nonreality, nonsubsistence, not-being, nothingness, nullity, omission, paucity, privation, running away, sabbatical leave, scantiness, scarcity, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, sick leave, starvation, truancy, truantism, unactuality, unexcused absence, unreality, vacancy, vacation, vacuity, vacuum, void, want, wantage
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Abscess
abscessed
abscessed tooth
Abscession
Abscind
abscise
Abscision
Absciss
Abscissa
Abscission
Abscond
Abscondence
Absconder
abscondment
abseil
abseiler
-- Absence --
absence without leave
Absent
Absent-minded
Absentaneous
Absentation
Absentee
absentee ballot
absentee rate
Absenteeism
Absenter
Absentia ejus qui republicae causa abest
Absently
Absentment
absentminded
absentmindedly
absentmindedness
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