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pres·ence

presence

 
 
pronunciation:
pre zns
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state or condition of being in a place at a certain time.
The snake made its presence known by rattling its tail.
antonyms:
absence
similar words:
attendance, existence, occurrence
definition 2: the condition of being near in time and space.
The police officers talked with the suspect in the presence of his lawyer.
similar words:
closeness, company, midst, vicinity
Homophone Note
The words presence and presents sound alike but have different meanings. "Presents" is the plural form of present (a gift).