Definition of absenteeism in English:

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Pronunciation: /abs(ə)nˈtiːɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
The practice of regularly staying away from work or school without good reason: high levels of absenteeism caused by low job motivation
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  • You should keep records of absences and introduce a trigger mechanism that alerts you to look into regular absenteeism and the reasons for it.
  • Whatever the reason, the continual absenteeism of legislators is a serious matter.
  • Employees in buildings with healthy interiors have less absenteeism and tend to stay in their jobs longer.
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