The difference between Absence and Existence

When used as nouns, absence means a state of being away or withdrawn from a place or from companionship, whereas existence means the state of being, existing, or occurring.

check bellow for the other definitions of Absence and Existence

  1. Absence as a noun:

    A state of being away or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; the period of being away.


    "'Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

  2. Absence as a noun:

    Failure to be present where one is expected, wanted, or needed; nonattendance; deficiency.

  3. Absence as a noun:

    Lack; deficiency; nonexistence.


    "He had an absence of enthusiasm."

  4. Absence as a noun:

    Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind).


    "'absence of mind"

  5. Absence as a noun (medical):

    Temporary loss or disruption of consciousness, with sudden onset and recovery, and common in epilepsy.

  6. Absence as a noun (fencing):

    Lack of contact between blades.

  1. Existence as a noun:

    The state of being, existing, or occurring; beinghood.


    "synonyms: presence"

    "In order to destroy evil, we must first acknowledge its existence."

  2. Existence as a noun:

    Empirical reality; the substance of the physical universe. (Dictionary of Philosophy; 1968)