A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (time a person is gone)
a. absence
Te eché de menos durante tu ausencia.I missed you during your absence.
2. (deprivation)
a. lack
La ausencia de oxígeno puede conllevar al daño cerebral.Lack of oxygen can lead to brain damage.
b. absence
La ausencia de áreas verdes en ese barrio es deprimente.The absence of green areas in that neighborhood is depressing.
3. (lack of attendance)
a. absence
¡Tengo que irme! Si la maestra me anota otra ausencia, reprobaré.I have to go! If the teacher gives me another absence, I'll fail.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. absence
brillar por su ausenciato be conspicuous by one's/its absence
en ausencia dein the absence of
si llama alguien en mi ausencia, toma el recadoif anyone calls while I'm out, take a message
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condenar a algn en su ausencia to sentence sb in his absence; hacer buenas ausencias de algn to speak kindly of sb in their absence; remember sb with affection; tener buenas ausencias to have a good reputation
en ausencia del gato se divierten los ratones when the cat's away the mice will play
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