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presence

[ prez-uhns ]
/ ˈprɛz əns /
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noun

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Origin of presence

1300–50; Middle English <Middle French <Latin praesentia.See present1, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM presence

non·pres·ence, noun
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presence
/ (ˈprɛzəns) /

noun

Word Origin for presence

C14: via Old French from Latin praesentia a being before, from praeesse to be before, from prae before + esse to be
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