Definition of Absenteeism

1. Noun. Habitual absence from work.

Generic synonyms: Absence

Definition of Absenteeism

1. n. The state or practice of an absentee; esp. the practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated.

Definition of Absenteeism

1. Noun. The state of being absent, especially frequently; the practice of an absentee. ¹

2. Noun. The practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated. ¹

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Definition of Absenteeism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Absenteeism

1. Chronic absence from work or other duty. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absenteeism

absent without leave
absente reo
absentee ballot
absentee ballots
absentee ownership
absentee ownerships
absentee rate
absentee voter
absentee voters
absentee voting
absenteeism (current term)
absentia epileptica

Literary usage of Absenteeism

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1. Urban Schools: The Challenge of Location and Poverty by Laura Lippman, Shelley Burns, Edith K. McArthur (1996)
"Beyond this, some research has suggested that high staff absenteeism ... Is there evidence to suggest that teacher absenteeism is a greater problem in urban ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1825)
"With the exception of some half-dozen pages towards the conclusion, the work is any thing but what it professes to be, an essay on the evils of absenteeism. ..."

3. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"absenteeism In discussing the question of absenteeism, it must be borne in ... The amount of absenteeism in the Telephone Company, assuming these days to be ..."

4. Principles of Social Science by Henry Charles Carey (1865)
"Why, however, does absenteeism stand so conspicuous among the grievances of Ireland ? Because political centralization has transferred to London the demand ..."

5. The Military Policy of the United States by Emory Upton (1912)
"27 absenteeism. Another act. May 1, 1863, tended generally to absenteeism and the reduction of the army. For the purpose of furloughing and discharging ..."

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