non·​at·​ten·​dance ˌnän-ə-ˈten-dən(t)s How to pronounce nonattendance (audio)
: neglect or failure to attend : lack of attendance
had no explanation for his nonattendance at the meeting

Examples of nonattendance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Feinstein's nonattendance spurred debate about aging politicians. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 12 May 2023 Feinstein’s nonattendance has been more acutely felt because of her role on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2023 Among those proposals: increasing the financial penalty for each truancy offense, lessening the burden on districts to bring students back in a nonpunitive way and reclassifying a parent found responsible for a child’s nonattendance at school as a Class C misdemeanor. Talia Richman, Dallas News, 14 Apr. 2023 In total, there were 284 nonattendance/detention infractions, which average 14-15 such infractions per week, officials said. Steve Schering,, 27 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonattendance was in 1648

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“Nonattendance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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