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disappearance

Noun

1 the act of leaving secretly or without explanation [syn: disappearing] [ant: appearance]
2 the event of passing out of sight [ant: appearance]
3 gradually ceasing to be visible [syn: fade]

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English

Noun

  1. The action of disappearing or vanishing.

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Extensive Definition

Disappearance may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

AWOL, French leave, abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, absquatulation, bolt, concealment, cut, day off, decampment, default, departure, desertion, disappearing act, elopement, escape, excused absence, exit, fleeing, flight, fugitation, furlough, hasty retreat, hegira, holiday, hooky, immateriality, imperceptibility, indiscernibility, invisibility, leave, leave of absence, leaving, nonappearance, nonattendance, quick exit, running away, sabbatical leave, scramming, secrecy, sick leave, skedaddle, skedaddling, the invisible, the unseen, truancy, truantism, unexcused absence, unperceivability, unseeableness, unsubstantiality, vacation, viewlessness
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