absenteeism

noun
ab·​sen·​tee·​ism | \ ˌab-sən-ˈtē-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce absenteeism (audio) \

Definition of absenteeism

1 : prolonged absence of an owner from his or her property
2 : chronic absence (as from work or school) also : the rate of such absence

Examples of absenteeism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s more, absenteeism among health care workers who become infected themselves has been challenging, said Atmar. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 12 July 2022 The concerns about worker absenteeism hampering production came as the virus first swept across the country and the central bank unleashed an unprecedented flood of unemployement benefits to support workers. Taylor Telford, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 The concerns about worker absenteeism hampering production came as the virus first swept across the country and the central bank unleashed an unprecedented flood of unemployement benefits to support workers. Taylor Telford, Anchorage Daily News, 12 May 2022 At the same time, districts like San Diego Unified have seen not only declining enrollment but also higher student absenteeism. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2022 Torres-Rodriguez pointed to research showing that chronic absenteeism can further fuel learning loss. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 22 Aug. 2022 Petersburg schools are some of the most trouble-plagued in the state, with 2½ times the state’s average for absenteeism. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2022 Doing so can lower absenteeism by 30%, reduce turnover by 60%, increase recruitment, and boost employee productivity, according to the Early Care and Learning Council. Isabelle Hau, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Much of the absenteeism was related to COVID-19 quarantines and infections. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of absenteeism

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for absenteeism

absentee + -ism

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17 Sep 2022

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“Absenteeism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absenteeism. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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