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ab•sent(adj., prep. ˈæb sənt; v. æbˈsɛnt, ˈæb sənt) adj.
If someone is absent from a meeting, ceremony, or place, they are not there.
You use from after absent in sentences like these. Don't use 'at'.
If it is clear what meeting, ceremony, or place you are talking about, you can simply say that someone is absent.
Absent is a fairly formal word. In conversation and in less formal writing, you say that someone is not at a meeting, ceremony, or place, or that they are not there.
Past participle: absented
|Verb||1.||absent - go away or leave; "He absented himself"|
|Adj.||1.||absent - not being in a specified place|
present - being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
|2.||absent - nonexistent; "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"|
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"
|3.||absent - lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"|
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
away present, attendant, in attendance
absent-minded aware, conscious, alert, thoughtful, attentive
"to absent friends!" (toast) → "¡por los amigos ausentes!"
to be absent → faltar (from a) to be absent from school → faltar al colegio
he has been absent from his desk for two weeks → lleva dos semanas sin aparecer por el despacho
absent without leave (Mil) → ausente sin permiso
to go absent without leave → ausentarse sin permiso
she was absent, preoccupied → estaba ausente or distraída, preocupada
an absent stare → una mirada ausente or distraída
to be absent → être absent(e)
to be absent from work → être absent(e) du travail
to be absent from school → être absent(e) de l'école
absent without leave (MILITARY) → en absence irrégulière
to absent o.s. from sth → quitter qch