Definition of absentia
1. absent [ a ] not in a specified place physically or mentallyUsed in print:
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
All Dallas members voted with Roberts , except Rep._Bill_Jones , who was absent .
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
There are some passages in the writings of Irenaeus where the image of God and the similitude are sharply distinguished , so most notably in the statement : `` If the [ Holy ] Spirit is absent from the soul , such a man is indeed of an animal nature ; and , being left carnal , he will be an imperfect being , possessing the image [ of God ] in his formation , but not receiving the similitude [ of God ] through the Spirit '' .
(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
Also , interlobular air drifts may be all_but nonexistent in the cow ; probably occur in the horse much_as in the human_being ; and , in contrast are present to a relatively immense degree on a segmental basis in the dog where lobules are absent ( Van_Allen and Lindskog , ' 31 ) .
Lobularity is extremely well developed in type 1 , ; absent in type 2 , ; imperfectly developed in type 3 , .
The pleura is extremely thin in type 2 , and septa are absent .Synonyms absent Related Terms present away lacking introuvable truant devoid presence
2. absent [ v ] go away or leave
Examples: "He absented himself"
(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
Besides showing no inclination , apparently , to absent himself from his native region even for short periods , and in_addition writing a shelf of books set in the region , he has handled in those books an astonishingly complete list of matters which have been important in the South during the past hundred years .
(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
He sucked_in his breath and kept quiet while Killpath laid down the sheet again , wound the gold wire stems of his glasses around his ears and_then , eying the report as it lay before him on the desk , intoned , `` Acting_Lieutenant_Gunnar_Matson one failed to see that the station_keeper was properly relieved two absented himself throughout the entire watch without checking on the station 's activities or the whereabouts of his section sergeants three permitted members of the Homicide_Detail of the Inspector's_Bureau to arrogate for their own convenience a patrolman who was thereby prevented from carrying_on his proper assignment four failed to notify the station commander Acting_Captain_O._T._Killpath of a homicide occurring in the district five frequented extralegal establishments known_as after-hours spots for purposes of an unofficial and purportedly social nature and six '' - he leaned_back and peeled_off his glasses `` - failed to co-operate with the Acting_Captain by returning promptly when so ordered .Synonyms remove absent Related Terms disappear absentee
3. absent [ a ] lost in thought; showing preoccupation
Examples: "an absent stare" "an absentminded professor" "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
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