Absence vs Abscence - What's the difference?

absence | abscence |

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Alternative forms



  • A state of being away or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; the period of being away.
  • * (rfdate) (w) 2:12
  • Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence .
  • Failure to be present where one is expected, wanted, or needed; nonattendance; deficiency.
  • * (rfdate) - Kent
  • In the absence of conventional law.
  • Lack; deficiency; nonexistence.
  • Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind).
  • * (rfdate), (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • Reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind.
  • * 1824-1829? , (w), (Imaginary Conversations)
  • To conquer that abstraction which is called absence .
  • (medical) Temporary loss or disruption of consciousness, with sudden onset and recovery, and common in epilepsy.
  • (fencing) Lack of contact between blades.
  • Derived terms

    * absence makes the heart grow fonder


    * (state of being away) presence * existence, possession, sufficiency




    Not English

    Abscence has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

    English words similar to 'abscence':

    abacinate, abaisance, absentee, absence, absinthe, afghanite, apocentre, absynthe, apjohnite