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Noun: presence  pre-zun(t)s
  1. The state of being present; current existence
    "he tested for the presence of radon"
     
  2. The immediate proximity of someone or something
    "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger";
    - front
     
  3. An invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
     
  4. The impression that something is present
    "he felt the presence of an evil force"
     
  5. Dignified manner or conduct
    "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe presence";
    - bearing, comportment, mien
     
  6. The act of being present

Sounds like: precedence, preceesence, pr

Derived forms: presences

See also: absent, present

Type of: attendance, attending, being, beingness, belief, disembodied spirit, existence, feeling, impression, manner, notion, opinion, personal manner, proximity, spirit

Antonym: absence

Encyclopedia: Presence, Real