absent

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1 absent /ˈæbsənt/ adjective
1 absent
/ˈæbsənt/
adjective
Learner's definition of ABSENT
: not present at a usual or expected place
often + from
: not present at all : not existing
sometimes + from
always used before a noun : showing that a person is thinking about something else : showing a lack of attention to what is happening or being said

— absently

adverb
2 absent /æbˈsɛnt/ verb
absents; absented; absenting
2 absent
/æbˈsɛnt/
verb
absents; absented; absenting
Learner's definition of ABSENT

absent yourself

formal
: to go or stay away from something
3 absent /ˈæbsənt/ preposition
3 absent
/ˈæbsənt/
preposition
Learner's definition of ABSENT
US, formal
: in the absence of (something) : without
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