failure to attend: Members of the society can be dropped for chronic nonattendance.

1680–90; non- + attendance Unabridged
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nonattendance (ˌnɒnəˈtɛndəns)
the act or an instance of not attending an event, meeting, etc

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Example sentences
Results showed that in reading and math the pre-first year group had higher ratings than the nonattendance group.
Non-payment of fees is not a basis for nonattendance.
School attendance records are made at or near the time of the student's nonattendance.
The first section also presents data on current enrollment, gender disparities, and causes of nonattendance in primary education.
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