absence

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈæbsəns/
  • SAMPA: /"{bs@ns/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ab‧sence

Noun[change]

Singular
absence

Plural
absences

  1. (uncountable) Absence is when something is not there.
    There was an absence of help for the project.
  2. (countable) An absence is a time something is not there.
    I failed the class because I had too many absences.

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