Absentness Ab"sent*ness, n. The quality of being absent-minded. --H. Miller. [1913 Webster]

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  • absent — absentation /ab seuhn tay sheuhn/, n. absenter, n. absentness, n. adj., prep. /ab seuhnt/; v. /ab sent , ab seuhnt/, adj. 1. not in a certain place at a given time; away, missing (opposed to present): absent from class. 2. lacking; nonexistent:… …   Universalium

  • absent — {{11}}absent (adj.) late 14c., from M.Fr. absent (O.Fr. ausent), from L. absentem (nom. absens), prp. of abesse be away from, be absent (see ABSENCE (Cf. absence)). Related: Absently; absentness. {{12}}absent (prep.) in the absence of, 1944,… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • absent — adjective /ˈæbsənt / (say absuhnt) 1. not in a certain place at a given time; away (opposed to present). 2. lacking: revenge is absent from his mind. 3. absent minded. –verb (t) /əbˈsɛnt / (say uhb sent) 4. to take or keep (oneself) away: *15th… …   Australian English dictionary

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