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Definition of absent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1absent (from something) not in a place because of illness, etc. to be absent from school opposite present
  2. 2absent (from something) not present in something Love was totally absent from his childhood. opposite present
  3. 3showing that you are not really looking at or thinking about what is happening around you an absent expression see also absently
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: absent

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