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absence
n. failure to appear; state of being away, state of being not present

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Absenteeism
Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. Traditionally, absenteeism has been viewed as an indicator of poor individual performance, as well as a breach of an implicit contract between employee and employer; it was seen as a management problem, and framed in economic or quasi-economic terms. More recent scholarship seeks to understand absenteeism as an indicator of psychological, medical, or social adjustment to work.

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absence

Noun
1. the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
(antonym) presence
(hypernym) lack, deficiency, want
(hyponym) nonoccurrence
2. failure to be present
(antonym) presence
(hypernym) nonattendance
(hyponym) cut
(derivation) absent, remove
3. the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence"
(hypernym) time interval, interval
4. epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (a possible other abnormalities)
(synonym) petit mal epilepsy
(hypernym) epilepsy
(hyponym) complex absence


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absence
nf. absence, non-attendance

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absence
n. failure to appear, state of being away, absence


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