absenteeism

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EtymologyEdit

absentee +‎ -ism

PronunciationEdit

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

absenteeism (countable and uncountable, 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 oneself from the country or district where one's estate is situated.

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  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “absenteeism”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 9.