English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Middle English absence, from Old French absence, from Latin absentia, from absēns (absent), present active participle of absum (I am away or absent), from ab (from, away from) + sum (I am).

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Absence

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Absence ({{{1}}})

  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 A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence.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. - Phillippians 2:12
  2. Want; lack; destitution; withdrawal.
    In the absence of conventional law. - Kent
  3. Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.
    Reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind. - Joseph Addison
    To conquer that abstraction which is called absence. - Landor

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Czech[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From French absence from Latin absentia, from absēns (absent), present active participle of absum (I am away or absent), from ab (of, by, from) + sum (I am)

Noun[edit | edit source]

Absence f.

  1. absence

French[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin absentia, from absēns (absent), present active participle of absum (I am away or absent), from ab (of, by, from) + sum (I am).

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Absence f. (plural Absences)

  1. absence (state of being absent or withdrawn).

Middle English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old French absent, from Latin absentia, from absēns (absent), present active participle of absum (I am away or absent), from ab (of, by, from) + sum (I am).

Noun[edit | edit source]

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  1. absent

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