Definición de absence en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈabs(ə)ns/


[mass noun]
1The state of being away from a place or person: the letter had arrived during his absence I supervised the rehearsal in the absence of the director
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Some more of the team had arrived during our absence, and looked at the pictures of the party.
  • He later admitted in a press conference yesterday that his absence was intentional.
  • So as the programme drew to a close his absence was felt more than ever before.
non-attendance, non-appearance, absenteeism;
truancy, playing truant, truanting;
leave, holiday, vacation, sabbatical
British informal skiving, bunking off
North American informal playing hookey, goofing off, ditching
Australian/New Zealand  playing the wag, wagging
1.1 [count noun] An occasion or period of being away from a place or person: repeated absences from school
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If a child has ten unauthorised absences during a six-week period then a parent is sent a fixed penalty notice warning.
  • However, she came under increasing criticism for her frequent absences while running her other company in Santiago de Chile.
  • The under-17 age squad was badly affected by holidays and absences but still turned in some great performances.
1.2 (absence of) The non-existence or lack of: she found his total absence of facial expression disconcerting
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the absence of a decent World Cup anthem, we invited you to pen an official Guardian song.
  • Mr Wilkins said the absence of a cinema in the town is a commonly raised issue.
  • Yes, the almost total absence of rural policing is a major problem in urgent need of a solution.
lack, want, non-existence, unavailability, deficiency, deprivation, dearth;
omission, exclusion, default;
need, privation, famine, drought, poverty
failing, in default of, lacking, wanting, notwithstanding, without



absence makes the heart grow fonder

proverb You feel more affection for those you love when parted from them.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I hope that as a result I've been able to grasp something of the spirit of these wild and wonderful places.
  • They says absence makes the heart grow fonder, but sometimes it just allows the heart to find someone else because you're lonely or horny.
  • They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and for Colchester troops returning from peace-keeping duties 3,500 miles away from home it seems to be true.

absence of mind

Failure to concentrate on or remember what one is doing: his reply conveyed his absence of mind
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Victorian historian J.R. Seeley famously joked that the British had ‘conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.’
  • The idea that competent writers produce first-rate verse in a fit of absence of mind, not knowing it to be good, is altogether too absurd to be considered.
  • The separation of company and government was more apparent than real throughout this period, but if the empire was not won in a fit of absence of mind, it certainly did not grow according to any grand design.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin absentia, from absens, absent- (see absent).

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Saltos de línea: ab|sence

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