absentation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin absentatio, from absento (to be absent). Equivalent to absent +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.sənˈteɪ.ʃn̩/, /ˌæb.sɛnˈteɪ.ʃn̩/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

absentation (plural absentations)

  1. The act of absenting oneself. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “absentation” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.