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absentation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

absentation (plural absentations)

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8