Definition Of absence
the state of being away from a place or person.
the letter had arrived during his absence
Example Of absence
Almost half were with their parents, who made some excuses for their absence .
Downsizing produced an increased risk of sickness absence , in line with earlier findings.
He explained his absence by telling all concerned he was going into hospital for three weeks for an operation.
He explains his absence from school by saying he is on a part-time timetable.
He has undoubtedly made up for that absence and has drawn warm praise from his manager and admiration from the fans.