absence - definitions and synonyms

absence noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : the state of being absent

    Example Sentenses:

    • he was surprised by the absence of any explanation

  2. English Meaning: 

    : failure to be present

  3. English Meaning: 

    : the time interval during which something or somebody is away

    Example Sentenses:

    • he visited during my absence

  4. English Meaning: 

    : the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy

    Synonyms:

    absence seizure