the fact of sb being away from a place where they are usually expected to be; the occasion or period of time when sb is away
the fact of sb/sth not existing or not being available; non-existence; lack
"he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
"he visited during my absence"
I was..sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
出自： B. Behan
Her absences..were spent in mysterious ploys of her own.
出自： B. Pym