in the absence of

Definition of in the absence of

  1. :  without In the absence of reform, progress was slow.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a state or condition in which something expected, wanted, or looked for is not present or does not exist :  a state or condition in which something is absent

    :  a failure to be present at a usual or expected place :  the state of being absent

    :  the period of time that one is absent

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