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[dis-uh-peer-uh ns] /ˌdɪs əˈpɪər əns/
the act or an instance of disappearing; a ceasing to be seen or to exist.
Origin of disappearance
First recorded in 1705-15; disappear + -ance Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Stineli had suffered a great deal since her friend's disappearance.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • The disappearance of the last piece of money could not affect people of position.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • And the mystery of our felucca's disappearance had to be discussed.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • He then referred to Blandois' disappearance, of which it was probable she had heard?

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • When she had uttered this denial, which he believed to be true, she asked him what he meant by disappearance?

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
Word Origin and History for disappearance

1712; see disappear + -ance.

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