absentation

absent

[adj., prep. ab-suhnt; v. ab-sent, ab-suhnt]
adjective
1.
not in a certain place at a given time; away, missing (opposed to present ): absent from class.
2.
lacking; nonexistent: Revenge is absent from his mind.
3.
not attentive; preoccupied; absent-minded: an absent look on his face.
verb (used with object)
4.
to take or keep (oneself) away: to absent oneself from a meeting.
preposition
5.
in the absence of; without: Absent some catastrophe, stock-market prices should soon improve.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin absent- (stem of absēns, present participle of abesse to be away (ab- ab- + -s- be (see is) + -ent- -ent))

absentation [ab-suhn-tey-shuhn] , noun
absenter, noun
absentness, noun
nonabsentation, noun


1. out, off.


1. present.
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absent
 
adj
1.  away or not present
2.  lacking; missing
3.  inattentive; absent-minded
 
vb
4.  (tr) to remove (oneself) or keep away
 
[C14: from Latin absent-, stem of absēns, present participle of abesse to be away]
 
ab'senter
 
n

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absent
late 14c., from M.Fr. absent (O.Fr. ausent), from L. absentem (nom. absens), prp. of abesse (see absence).

absent
"to keep away" (from), c.1400, from M.Fr. absenter, from L.L. absentare "cause to be away," from L. absentem; see absent (adj.).
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