Definition of disappearance in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈpɪərəns/


[usually in singular]
1An act of someone or something ceasing to be visible: the sun’s disappearance at night
vanishing, fading, fading/melting away, passing from sight, receding from view;
withdrawal, departure, retirement, retreat;
going, passing, exit;
ebb, wane, dissipation, dematerialization, dissolution, evaporation
literary evanescence
1.1An act or the fact of someone or something going missing: the police were investigating her disappearance
More example sentences
  • The unexplainable disappearances had seemed to cease for now.
  • He said the police had been informed and were now investigating the mysterious disappearance.
  • Despite the account being well publicized in all the papers, the mysterious disappearance had remained unexplained.
1.2 [mass noun] The process of something ceasing to exist or be in use: the disappearance of grammar schools
More example sentences
  • The disappearance of some processes may be offset by an adequate technical record taken on site from those who worked in obsolescent industries.
  • But we are visibly stunned by the disappearance of one of those monuments to our own magnificence.
  • What more can one say except that a lot of us will feel, in heart and body, a continuing sense of loss at the disappearance of this admirable business.
dying out, dying, death, extinction, coming to an end, ending, passing away, passing into oblivion, expiry, vanishing, perishing, withering away, petering out, fizzling out

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