WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
pres•ence /ˈprɛzəns/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [uncountable] the state or fact of being present:Her presence at the party created some excitement.
  2. [uncountable] the state or condition of being near someone; proximity:wouldn't dare say that in your presence.
  3. the power of a country reflected in foreign countries by the stationing of its troops, sale of its goods, etc.: [uncountable]nonmilitary presence.[countable; usually singular]a military presence in the region for the sake of stability.
  4. [uncountable] the ability to give off a sense of ease, dignity, or self-assurance:an attorney with definite presence.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

presence /ˈprɛzəns/ n
  1. the state or fact of being present
  2. the immediate proximity of a person or thing
  3. personal appearance or bearing, esp of a dignified nature
  4. an imposing or dignified personality
  5. an invisible spirit felt to be nearby
  6. a recording control that boosts mid-range frequencies
  7. obsolete assembly or company
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Latin praesentia a being before, from praeesse to be before, from prae before + esse to be

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