HyperDic: absence

English > 4 senses of the word absence:
NOUNstateabsencethe state of being absent
actabsencefailure to be present
timeabsencethe time interval during which something or somebody is away
stateabsence, absence seizurethe occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.
absence > pronunciation
Soundsae'bsahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > absence: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being absent.
Example"he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
NarrowerawaynessThe state of being elsewhere than in particular place
nonoccurrenceabsence by virtue of not occurring
Broaderlack, deficiency, wantThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
OppositepresenceThe state of being present
Spanishausencia, falta
Catalanabsència
Adjectivesabsentnot being in a specified place
English > absence: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningfailure to be present.
Narrowerabsenteeismhabitual absence from work
cutAn unexcused absence from class
defaultLoss due to not showing up
BroadernonattendanceThe failure to attend
OppositepresenceThe act of being present
Spanishausencia
Catalanabsència
Adjectivesabsentnot being in a specified place
Verbsabsentgo away or leave
English > absence: 4 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe time interval during which something or somebody is away.
Example"he visited during my absence"
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
English > absence: 4 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymabsence seizure
Part ofpetit mal epilepsy, petit mal, epilepsia minorepilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)
Narrowercomplex absenceAn absence seizure accompanied by other abnormalities (atonia or automatisms or vasomotor changes)
pure absence, simple absenceAn absence seizure without other complications
subclinical absenceA transient impairment of cortical function demonstrable only by 3-per-second brainwave spikes
Broaderseizure, ictus, raptusA sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
Spanishausencia, fuga epiléptica
Catalanabsència epilèptica, absència

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