Definition of disappearance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpɪərəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpɪrəns//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] disappearance (of somebody/something) (from something) the fact of being lost or impossible to find Police are investigating the disappearance of a young woman. a series of mysterious disappearances
  2. 2[uncountable] disappearance (of something) (from something) the fact of no longer existing; the fact of becoming impossible to see the disappearance of many species of plants and animals from our planet