Presence definition

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A person or thing that is present, esp. a person of high station or imposing appearance.
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The fact or condition of being present; existence, occurrence, or attendance at some place or in some thing.
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A supernatural influence felt to be nearby.

Felt a presence during the séance.

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The quality of sound reproduction with reference to the degree of the apparent reality of the sound.
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The quality of self-assurance and effectiveness that permits a performer to achieve a rapport with the audience.

Stage presence.

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A person's bearing, especially when it commands respectful attention.
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Impressive bearing, personality, etc. characterized by poise, confidence, etc., often specif. that of a performer before an audience (stage presence)
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The people, especially diplomats or troops, stationed by a government in a foreign country.

Our diplomatic presence in that nation's capital.

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A person's bearing, personality, or appearance.
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(archaic) People present; an assemblage.
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The fact or condition of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand.

Any painter can benefit from the presence of a live model from which to draw.

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The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.

Bob never said anything about it in my presence.

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A quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his audience.

Despite being less than five foot, she filled up the theatre with her stage presence.

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A company's business activity in a particular market.
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The state of being closely focused on the here and now, not distracted by irrelevant thoughts.
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Something (as a spirit) felt or believed to be present.

I'm convinced that there was a presence in that building that I can't explain, which led to my heroic actions.

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Presence is defined as the physical act of being somewhere or an influence or spirit of someone who is in a place but not seen.

An example of presence is what is requested when you get an invitation to a wedding.

An example of presence is what is felt when there is a ghost in the house.

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The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence.

A student's presence in class; the presence of toxins in the blood.

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The area immediately surrounding a great personage, especially a sovereign.

In the king's presence.

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A person who is present, especially in an impressive way.

She was a presence in our lives.

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Immediate surroundings, or vicinity within close view, of a person.

Admitted to his presence.

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An influence or a supernatural or divine spirit felt to be present.
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(philosophy) To make or become present.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
presence
Plural:
presences

Origin of presence

  • Through Old French presence, from Latin praesentia (“a being present"), from praesentem.

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