|n.||1.||A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; - opposed to |
Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence.
|2.||Want; destitution; withdrawal.|
|3.||Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.|
|Noun||1.||absence - the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"|
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
|2.||absence - failure to be present|
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)|
Synonyms: petit mal epilepsy