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Abscence vs. Absence: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sawaira Riaz || By Sumera Saeed || Published on January 8, 2024
'Abscence' is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is 'absence'. 'Absence' refers to the state of being away from a place or person.

Which is correct: Abscence or Absence

How to spell Absence?

Abscence is Incorrect

Absence is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember 'absence' starts with 'abs-', like 'absent'.
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Jan 08, 2024
'Abscence' has an extra 'c', which is unnecessary.
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Jan 08, 2024
Think of 'absence' as 'a b-sense', dropping the unnecessary 'c'.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 08, 2024
Recall 'absent' to spell 'absence' correctly; both share the same prefix.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 08, 2024
Use mnemonic i.e. 'A Beautiful Scene Ensures No Confusion Ever' to remember 'absence'.
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Jan 08, 2024
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Abscence and Absence Definitions

Abscence

Abscence is an incorrect spelling of absence.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 17, 2023

Absence

The state of being not present.
His absence at the meeting was noted.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Nonattendance in a usual place.
His absence from school became frequent.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

A lack of something.
There was a noticeable absence of enthusiasm.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 17, 2023

Absence

A gap or void.
The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Absence

The state of being away.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Lack; want
An absence of leadership.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

The state of being absent-minded; inattentiveness
Absence of mind.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

A state of being away or withdrawn from a place or from companionship
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

The period of someone being away.
During Jane's absence, Mark will be taking charge.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Failure to be present where one is expected, wanted, or needed; nonattendance; deficiency.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Lack; deficiency; nonexistence.
He had an absence of enthusiasm.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind).
Absence of mind
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

(medical) Temporary loss or disruption of consciousness, with sudden onset and recovery, and common in epilepsy.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

(fencing) Lack of contact between blades.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; - opposed to presence.
Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Want; destitution; withdrawal.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.
To conquer that abstraction which is called absence.
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

The state of being absent;
He was surprised by the absence of any explanation
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Failure to be present
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Dec 17, 2023

Absence

Epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (a possible other abnormalities)
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Dec 17, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of absence?

The verb form of 'absence' is 'absent'.
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Jan 08, 2024

What is the root word of absence?

The root word of 'absence' is from Latin 'absentia', meaning 'being away'.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 08, 2024

What is the singular form of absence?

The singular form is 'absence'.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 08, 2024

What is the plural form of absence?

The plural form is 'absences'.
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Jan 08, 2024

Which vowel is used before absence?

The vowel 'a' is used before 'absence'.
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Jan 08, 2024

What is the pronunciation of absence?

'Absence' is pronounced as /ˈæb.səns/.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 08, 2024

Which article is used with absence?

Both 'the' and 'an' can be used, depending on the context.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 08, 2024

Why is it called absence?

Absence is called so because it denotes the state of being away or not present.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 08, 2024

Is absence a noun or adjective?

'Absence' is a noun.
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Jan 08, 2024

Is absence a negative or positive word?

'Absence' is generally considered a neutral word, but can be negative depending on context.
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Jan 08, 2024

Which preposition is used with absence?

The preposition 'in' or 'from' is often used with 'absence'.
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Jan 08, 2024

Which conjunction is used with absence?

Conjunctions like 'and' or 'or' can be used with 'absence'.
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Jan 08, 2024

Is absence an abstract noun?

Yes, 'absence' is an abstract noun.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

How do we divide absence into syllables?

'Absence' is divided as 'ab-sence'.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 08, 2024

Is absence an adverb?

No, 'absence' is not an adverb.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 08, 2024

Is absence a vowel or consonant?

'Absence' is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
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Jan 08, 2024

Is the absence term a metaphor?

'Absence' can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Janet White
Jan 08, 2024

What is the opposite of absence?

The opposite of 'absence' is 'presence'.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

What is the first form of absence?

The first form is 'absence' itself as a noun.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

Is absence a countable noun?

Yes, 'absence' can be a countable noun.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 08, 2024

Is the word absence imperative?

No, 'absence' is not an imperative form.
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Jan 08, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in absence?

The first syllable 'ab-' is stressed in 'absence'.
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Jan 08, 2024

What part of speech is absence?

'Absence' is a noun.
Janet White
Jan 08, 2024

Which determiner is used with absence?

Determiners like 'the', 'an', or 'a' can be used with 'absence'.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 08, 2024

Is absence a collective noun?

No, 'absence' is not a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

How many syllables are in absence?

There are two syllables in 'absence'.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

What is another term for absence?

Another term for 'absence' is 'nonattendance'.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

What is the second form of absence?

There is no second form for the noun 'absence'.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

What is the third form of absence?

There is no third form for the noun 'absence'.
Harlon Moss
Jan 08, 2024

How is absence used in a sentence?

'Absence' is used to denote the state of not being present, e.g., "His absence was noticed."
Aimie Carlson
Jan 08, 2024
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