Absence is defined as a lack of something, or a situation where something or someone that is not present.(noun)
An example of an absence of knowledge is a lack of knowledge about geography.
The definition of absence refers to the period of time that someone or something is away or not present.(noun)
An example of an absence is a two week vacation.
See absence in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L absentia: see absent
See absence in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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