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English noun: absence

1. absence (state) the state of being absent

SamplesHe was surprised by the absence of any explanation.

Broader (hypernym)deficiency, lack, want

Narrower (hyponym)awayness, nonoccurrence


2. absence (act) failure to be present

Broader (hypernym)nonattendance

Narrower (hyponym)absenteeism, cut, default


3. absence (time) the time interval during which something or somebody is away

SamplesHe visited during my absence.

Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval

4. absence (state) 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

Synonymsabsence seizure

Broader (hypernym)ictus, raptus, seizure

Narrower (hyponym)complex absence, pure absence, simple absence, subclinical absence

Part meronymepilepsia minor, petit mal, petit mal epilepsy

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