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Noun: disappearance  ,dis-u'peer-un(t)s
  1. The act of leaving secretly or without explanation
    - disappearing
  2. The event of passing out of sight
  3. Gradually ceasing to be visible
    - fade
  4. Ceasing to exist
    "he regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula"; "what was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?"; "the disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures"

Derived forms: disappearances

Type of: conclusion, departure, ending, going, going away, happening, leaving, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, termination

Antonym: appearance

Encyclopedia: Disappearance