absenteeism

absenteeism
noun Date: 1829 1. prolonged absence of an owner from his or her property 2. chronic absence (as from work or school); also the rate of such absence

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  • Absenteeism — Ab sen*tee ism, n. The state or practice of an absentee; esp. the practice of absenting one s self from the country or district where one s estate is situated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • absenteeism — (n.) 1829, from ABSENTEE (Cf. absentee) + ISM (Cf. ism); originally in reference to landlords, especially in Ireland (absentee in this sense is in Johnson s dictionary); reference to pupils or workers is from 1922 …   Etymology dictionary

  • absenteeism — [n] state of not being present absence, defection, desertion, skipping, truancy; concept 746 Ant. attendance, presence …   New thesaurus

  • absenteeism — ► NOUN ▪ frequent absence from work or school without good reason …   English terms dictionary

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  • absenteeism — [[t]æ̱bs(ə)nti͟ːɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Absenteeism is the fact or habit of frequently being away from work or school, usually without a good reason. ...the high rate of absenteeism. Syn: truancy Ant: attendance …   English dictionary

  • absenteeism — /ab seuhn tee iz euhm/, n. 1. frequent or habitual absence from work, school, etc.: rising absenteeism in the industry. 2. the practice of being an absentee landlord. [1820 30; ABSENTEE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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