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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. 2017.
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  • Steinweg's death and the disappearance of the documents which the old man was to make over to him did not trouble him greatly.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • But you still insist you had nothing to do with the disappearance of this money?

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • He could either return and report the disappearance of the enemy or he could make a dash for it and enter Ladysmith.

    Notes of a War Correspondent Richard Harding Davis
  • He has something to do with the disappearance of that brooch I am sure, and if so, he knows more than he says.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • They had heard all about the disappearance of Lady Raynham's son in the servants' hall—the evening papers had had it.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
Word Origin and History for disappearance

1712; see disappear + -ance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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