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English noun: presence

1. presence (state) the state of being present; current existence


SamplesHe tested for the presence of radon.


Broader (hypernym)being, beingness, existence


Narrower (hyponym)hereness, immanence, immanency, inherence, inherency, occurrence, omnipresence, shadow, thereness, thereness, ubiety, ubiquitousness, ubiquity


Attributeabsent, present


Antonymsabsence

2. presence (location) the immediate proximity of someone or something


SamplesShe blushed in his presence.
He sensed the presence of danger.
He was well behaved in front of company.


Synonymsfront


Broader (hypernym)proximity

3. presence (person) an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby


Broader (hypernym)disembodied spirit, spirit

4. presence (cognition) the impression that something is present


SamplesHe felt the presence of an evil force.


Broader (hypernym)belief, feeling, impression, notion, opinion

5. presence (attribute) dignified manner or conduct


Synonymsbearing, comportment, mien


Broader (hypernym)manner, personal manner


Narrower (hyponym)dignity, gravitas, lordliness

6. presence (act) the act of being present


Broader (hypernym)attendance, attending


Antonymsabsence









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