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absence

US [ˈæbsəns]
UK [ˈæbs(ə)ns]
  • n.缺席;缺乏;不在;不存在
  • Web不在场;没有;缺少
Plural Form:absences  
absence
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n.
1.
[u][c]
缺席;不在the fact of sb being away from a place where they are usually expected to be; the occasion or period of time when sb is away
The decision was made in my absence(= while I was not there) .
这个决定是我不在的时候作出的。
We did not receive any news during his long absence.
我们在他长期离开的时候没有得到一点消息。
absence from work
缺勤
repeated absences from school
一再缺课
2.
[u]
不存在;缺乏the fact of sb/sth not existing or not being available; a lack of sth
The case was dismissed in the absence of any definite proof.
此案因缺乏确凿证据而不予受理。
the absence of any women on the board of directors
董事会成员中没有女性的现象

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