- absentee ab‧sen‧tee [ˌæbsnˈtiː◂] noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCES someone not at work when they should be:
• A warning may be appropriate if an employee is a frequent absentee on a Monday.
* * *absentee UK US /ˌæbsənˈtiː/ noun [C]► HR someone who is not at work or at the place where they are supposed to be: »
There are lots of absentees at the moment because of illness.»
The CEO was a notable absentee from the meeting.
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Absentee — may refer to one of the following:*Absentee (band) is a band in the UK *The Absentee is a novel by Maria Edgeworth, published in 1812 in Tales of Fashionable Life .ee also*Absenteeism *Absentee ballot *Absentee landlord *Absentee Shawnee Indian… … Wikipedia
absentee — ab·sen·tee /ˌab sən tē/ n: one that is absent: as a: a proprietor who lives away from his or her business or estate b: a potential party to a legal action who is not present or does not have a representative present at a proceeding absentee adj… … Law dictionary
Absentee — Ab sen*tee , n. One who absents himself from his country, office, post, or duty; especially, a landholder who lives in another country or district than that where his estate is situated; as, an Irish absentee. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
absentee — (n.) 1530s, from ABSENT (Cf. absent) (v.) + EE (Cf. ee) … Etymology dictionary
absentee — [adj] not being present absent, distant, oblivious, remote; concepts 403,583 … New thesaurus
absentee — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is absent … English terms dictionary
absentee — [ab΄sən tē′] n. a person who is absent, as from work, school, etc. adj. designating or of a landlord or owner whose personal residence is distant from any other property owned, esp. from such property rented to another … English World dictionary
absentee — [[t]æ̱bs(ə)nti͟ː[/t]] absentees 1) N COUNT An absentee is a person who is expected to be in a particular place but who is not there. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Absentee is used to describe someone who is not there to do a particular job in person. Absentee… … English dictionary
absentee — I UK [ˌæbs(ə)nˈtiː] / US [ˌæbsənˈtɪ] noun [countable] Word forms absentee : singular absentee plural absentees someone who is expected to be in a place or at an event but who does not go II UK [ˌæbs(ə)nˈtiː] / US [ˌæbsənˈtɪ] adjective [only… … English dictionary
absentee — ab|sen|tee1 [ ,æbsən ti ] adjective only before noun not present for a particular job or responsibility: an absentee parent/owner/landlord absentee ab|sen|tee 2 [ ,æbsən ti ] noun count someone who is expected to be in a place or at an event but… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English