Definition of ABSENCE

noun : ABSENCE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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 ;


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