Student Thesaurus

One entry found for absence.
Entry Word: absence
Function: noun
Text: 1 a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful <the absence of volunteers to be troop leaders is putting the scouting program in real jeopardy> -- see NEED 1
2 the fact or state of being absent <in the absence of ferry service to the island, they had to charter a plane> -- see LACK 1