nonappearance

noun
non·​ap·​pear·​ance | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈpir-ən(t)s How to pronounce nonappearance (audio) \

Definition of nonappearance

: failure to appear at an expected place or time a nonappearance in court

Examples of nonappearance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His nonappearance at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow was especially notable because China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2021 The loss of seats in the House, the nonappearance of the blue wave and the losses in state legislatures all suggest the electorate’s rejection of the very ideas progressives have been noisily and assiduously pushing. WSJ, 12 Nov. 2020 The answer to Xi’s nonappearance may lie with the country’s complex internal politics. Jessica Meyers, latimes.com, 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nonappearance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonappearance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonappearance. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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nonappearance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nonappearance

: failure to be at a place where you are expected to be

nonappearance

noun
non·​ap·​pear·​ance | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈpir-əns \

Legal Definition of nonappearance

: failure to appear in court to prosecute or defend

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