n. 1.不在，缺席，缺勤 (opp. presence)。 2.缺乏，缺少，无。 3.心不在焉，不注意。 短语和例子 absencefrom (school, office) 缺(课)，缺(席)，缺(工)，缺(勤)，不在。 absence in (London) 暂离某地而在(伦敦)。 absence of mind 心不在焉，心神不定。 absence of reason 发狂。 in sb.'s absence 当某人不在时，背地里。 in the absence of 无…时，缺少…时。 leave of absence 请假，准假。 absence without leave 擅离职守。
failure to be present
the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy 同义词：absence seizure,
the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence"
The team was crippled by his absence . 他的缺席使这支球队的实力削弱。
Work has piled up during his absence . 在他离开期间工作堆积起来了。
Jos was pleased with george's absence . 乔斯看见乔治不在，心里很痛快。
He took my place during my absence . 在我缺勤期间他代替了我。
The play should not be lost by his absence . 不能由于他不在这里就不再演剧。
His absence cast a blight over the family . 他的不在场使家庭笼罩上一层阴影。
He can only explain the awful absence of absolutes . 他只能解释事物均非绝对。
He was disgruntled at their absence . 他对他们的缺席不满。
They have refused him leave of absence . 他们不准他休假。
His extraordinary absence became notorious . 他那种意外的失踪已经是尽人皆知了。