absence+of+mind

  • 1 absence of mind — Inattention to what is going on owing to absorption of the mind in other things • • • Main Entry: ↑mind * * * absence of mind, the condition of being absent minded. * * * failure to concentrate on or remember what one is doing …

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  • 2 absence of mind — noun A state or the quality of being absent minded . Syn: absent mindedness …

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  • 3 absence of mind — distraction of one s thoughts, diversion …

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  • 4 Absence — Ab sence, n. [F., fr. L. absentia. See {Absent}.] 1. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; opposed to {presence}. [1913 Webster] Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence. Phil. ii. 12. [1913… …

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  • 5 absence d'esprit — (Fr.) Absence of mind. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …

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  • 6 absence — /ab seuhns/, n. 1. state of being away or not being present: I acted as supervisor in his absence. Your absence was noted on the records. 2. period of being away: an absence of several weeks. 3. failure to attend or appear when expected. 4. lack; …

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  • 7 absence — /ˈæbsəns/ (say absuhns) noun 1. a state of being away: speak ill of no one in their absence. 2. a period of being away: an absence of several weeks. 3. lack; non existence: the absence of proof. –phrase 4. absence of mind, inattention or… …

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  • 8 absence — ab•sence [[t]ˈæb səns[/t]] n. 1) the state of being away or not being present 2) a period of being away: an absence of several weeks[/ex] 3) failure to attend or appear when expected 4) lack; deficiency: the absence of proof[/ex] 5)… …

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  • 9 absence — noun Date: 14th century 1. the state of being absent 2. the period of time that one is absent 3. want, lack < an absence of detail > 4. inattention to present surroundings or occurrences < absence of mind > …

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  • 10 absence — n. 1. Non attendance, non appearance. 2. Inattention, abstraction, preoccupation, distraction, revery, musing, brown study, absence of mind. 3. Want, deficiency, lack, default, defect. 4. Privation, negation …

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  • 11 absence — n. 1 the state of being away from a place or person. 2 the time or duration of being away. 3 (foll. by of) the non existence or lack of. Phrases and idioms: absence of mind inattentiveness. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L absentia (as ABSENT) …

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  • 12 Mind — For other uses, see Mind (disambiguation). The concept of mind (  /ˈmaɪ …

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  • 13 mind — /muynd/, n. 1. (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. 2. Psychol. the totality of conscious and unconscious… …

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  • 14 mind, philosophy of — Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of mind and its various manifestations, including intentionality, sensation and sense perception, feeling and emotion, traits of character and personality, the unconscious, volition, thought, memory,… …

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  • 15 Mind the gap — For other uses, see Mind the gap (disambiguation). A typical mind the gap warning sign found on the Toronto Subway and RT Mind the gap is a warning to train passengers to take caution while crossing the gap between the train door and the station… …

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  • 16 mind — /maɪnd / (say muynd) noun 1. that which thinks, feels, and wills, exercises perception, judgement, reflection, etc., as in a human or other conscious being: the processes of the mind. 2. Psychology the psyche; the totality of conscious and… …

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  • 17 Mind–body problem — René Descartes illustration of mind/body dualism. Inputs are passed on by the sensory organs to the epiphysis in the brain and from there to the immaterial spirit …

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  • 18 Mind-body dichotomy — [ René Descartes illustration of mind/body dualism. Inputs are passed on by the sensory organs to the epiphysis in the brain and from there to the immaterial spirit.] The mind body dichotomy is the view that mental phenomena are, in some respects …

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  • 19 Mind's eye — This article is about visual perception. For other uses, see Mind s eye (disambiguation). The phrase mind s eye refers to the human ability for visualization, i.e., for the experiencing of visual mental imagery; in other words, one s ability to… …

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  • 20 absence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) State of being away Nouns 1. (not being here) absence, nonresidence, noninhabitance, non presence, nonattendance, absenteeism, truancy, hooky, family leave; French leave; nonexistence. 2. (lack of… …

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