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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·sence /ˈæbsṇs/ 名詞
 缺席, 不在;
 缺少, 沒有

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·sence n.
 1. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence.
    Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence.   --Phil. ii. 12.
 2. Want; destitution; withdrawal.  “In the absence of conventional law.”
 3. Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind. “Reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind.”
    To conquer that abstraction which is called absence.   --Landor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence
           of any explanation" [ant: presence]
      2: failure to be present [ant: presence]
      3: the time interval during which something or somebody is
         away; "he visited during my absence"
      4: epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief
         clouding of consciousness (a possible other abnormalities)
         [syn: petit mal epilepsy]