Antonyms of noun absence

2 of 4 senses of absence

Sense 1
absence -- (the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation")
       Antonym of presence (Sense 1)
      => presence -- (the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon")

Sense 2
absence -- (failure to be present)
       Antonym of presence (Sense 6)
      => presence -- (the act of being present)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun absence

4 senses of absence

Sense 1
absence -- (the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation")
       => lack, deficiency, want -- (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost")

Sense 2
absence -- (failure to be present)
       => nonattendance -- (the failure to attend)

Sense 3
absence -- (the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence")
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Sense 4
absence, absence seizure -- (the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy)
       => seizure, ictus, raptus -- (a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure")

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