absent

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: ab‧sent
Adjective
Preposition

Adjective[change]

Positive
absent

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is absent, it means to be not in a place or missing.
    John is absent from school today.

Verb[change]

Plain form
absent

Third-person singular
absents

Past tense
absented

Past participle
absented

Present participle
absenting

  1. When you absent yourself from something, you do not turn up for it and not appear.
    John absented himself from the meeting as he had something on.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
absent

  1. Absent means without or barring.
    Absent any problems, we should be finished in two hours.