absence

 /apsɑ̃s/

Inflections of 'absence' (n): fpl: absences

WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Principales traductions
absence nf (non présence)absence n
 non-attendance n
 Son absence à la réunion de service fut très remarquée.
 His absence from the staff meeting was noticed.
 * Peter's non-attendance at school was becoming a cause for concern.
absence nf (inexistence)lack n
 absence n
 L'absence d'indices gêne le déroulement de l'enquête.
 * Her lack of manners is really quite shocking
 The absence of any clues is holding up the investigation.
absence nf (inattention passagère)blank n
Note: avoir des absences : to go blank, to zone out
 Il est préoccupé, il a parfois des absences.
 He's preoccupied; he sometimes has blanks.
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.

WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Formes composées
briller par son absence vibe conspicuous by your absence vi
en l'absence de in the absence of
message d'absence nmout-of-office message, absence message n
quasi-absence nfpractically absent, virtually non-existent n
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.
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