A source of humor used in music halls, but possibly ancient.
No person is ever present, because he is either not in Vladivostok or alternatively is not in Patagonia, so he must be somewhere else. If he is somewhere else, he certainly is not here.
This argument understands a relative adverb as absolute.
- Leave of absence, a period of time away from a job
- Absenteeism, the habitual pattern of absence from work or duty
- Absence rate, the ratio of workers with absences to total employees
Sciences and philosophy
- The (local) nonexistence of something
- Absence of evidence, a concept in informal logic
- Absence seizure, one of several kinds of seizures
Arts and entertainment
- The Absence, an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida
- Absence (Dälek album), 2004
- Absence (Paper Route album), 2009
- The Absence (Luna Mortis album), 2009
- The Absence (Melody Gardot album), 2012
- Absence (Snowman album), 2011