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Definition of Absent

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stay away, withdraw oneself
not present; preoccupied, lost in thought
Absent Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
absens, absentis, desum
Absent Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To withhold from being present.
  
(v. t.)
To take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun.
  
(a.)
Not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent.
  
(a.)
Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air.
  
(a.)
Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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absent
absence \ab"sence\ (&?;), n. [f., fr. l. absentia. see absent.]
1. a state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence. not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence. ii. 12.
2. want; destitution; withdrawal. "in the absence of conventional law."
3. inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind. "reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind." to conquer that abstraction which is called absence.


  similar words(3) 



 absent-mindedness 
 absent-mindedly 
 absent-minded 
The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Absent without permission.
Origin
Military origin. Often shortened to AWOL.
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English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Absenol = a. absent
Hono = a. [feminine of HWN] that, absent
Hwnw = a. that; absent
The Devil's Dictionary
Absent, (adj.)

Peculiarly exposed to the tooth of detraction; vilifed; hopelessly in the wrong; superseded in the consideration and affection of another.

To men a man is but a mind. Who cares
What face he carries or what form he wears?
But woman's body is the woman. O,
Stay thou, my sweetheart, and do never go,
But heed the warning words the sage hath said:
A woman absent is a woman dead.

Jogo Tyree
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. go away or leave; "He absented himself"
(synonym) remove
(hypernym) disappear, vanish, go away
(derivation) absentee

Adjective
1. not in a specified place physically or mentally
(antonym) present
(similar) away(p), gone(p), departed(a)
(attribute) presence
2. lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professer"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
(synonym) absentminded, abstracted, scatty
(similar) inattentive
Absent Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. Traditionally, absenteeism has been viewed as an indicator of poor individual performance, as well as a breach of an implicit contract between employee and employer; it was seen as a management problem, and framed in economic or quasi-economic terms. More recent scholarship seeks to understand absenteeism as an indicator of psychological, medical, or social adjustment to work.

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Absent Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
tadek-adir (anc.)
English - Klingon
v. Dach
v. jeH
Absent Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
adjective
not here, not there; normal symptoms of malaria are absent in this form of the disease; three children are absent because they are ill