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definition of the word absent

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From Middle French absent < Old French ausent < Latin absent-, the stem of absens, present participle of abesse (to be away from), formed from ab + esse (to be).

absent (not comparable)

Positive
absent

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
  2. Not existing; lacking.
    The part was rudimental or absent.
  3. Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Chesterfield — What is commonly called an absent man is commonly either a very weak or a very affected man.

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