absenteeism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

absentee +‎ -ism

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /æb.sənˈtiːˌɪz.m̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.sənˈtiˌɪz.m̩/

Noun[edit]

absenteeism (plural absenteeisms)

  1. The state of being absent, especially frequently or without good reason; the practice of an absentee. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]
  2. The practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9