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disappearance

[dis-uh-peer-uh ns] /ˌdɪs əˈpɪər əns/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of disappearing; a ceasing to be seen or to exist.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; disappear + -ance
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Examples from the web for disappearance
  • Their vanishing touches us as the disappearance of other animals, even the dinosaurs, never can.
  • The bald eagles' disappearance, scientists speculate, left an opening for the golden eagles.
  • To the mystery of the objects' past, their disappearance adds fresh mystery.
  • One small press's disappearance does not spell the end of university-press publishing.
  • Waiting too long could result in the disappearance of the squid, along with any chance to remedy the pollution.
  • It's about the disappearance of paid professional reporters, the root source of the online news and opinion blogs.
  • People have been commenting on the disappearance of loyalty in the corporate world for a long time now.
  • WE have as yet only spoken incidentally of the disappearance of species and of groups of species.
  • He made it right with himself, so to speak, by dramatising the same disappearance and return with the objects he had at hand.
  • Owing to the disappearance of the early records of the city, the story of its first years can no longer be reconstructed.
Word Origin and History for disappearance
n.

1712; see disappear + -ance.

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