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English noun: disappearance

1. disappearance (act) the act of leaving secretly or without explanation


Broader (hypernym)departure, going, going away, leaving

Narrower (hyponym)vanishing


2. disappearance (event) the event of passing out of sight

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)evanescence, fadeout, immersion, ingress, receding, vanishing


3. disappearance (act) gradually ceasing to be visible


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination

4. disappearance (event) ceasing to exist

SamplesHe regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula.
What was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?.
The disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures.

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

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