abscopal effect n.
A reaction produced following irradiation but occurring outside the zone of actual radiation absorption.
. Contemporary Examples One person who wasn’t impressed by Prince Andrew’s abseil down the Shard: writer Grace Dent. Underwhelmed by Andy Tom Sykes September 5, 2012 verb (intransitive) (mountaineering) to descend a steep slope or vertical drop by a rope secured from above and coiled around one’s body or through karabiners attached to one’s body […]
state of being away or not being present: I acted as supervisor in his absence. Your absence was noted on the records. period of being away: an absence of several weeks. failure to attend or appear when expected. lack; deficiency: the absence of proof. inattentiveness; preoccupation; absent-mindedness: absence of mind. Contemporary Examples In the absence […]
- Absence makes the heart grow fonder
absence makes the heart grow fonder Persons, places, or things become dearer to us when they are absent. Separation intensifies love, as in After a year in another country she accepted his proposal, so I guess absence makes the heart grow fonder , or, used ironically, The boss leaves earlier every day; oh well, absence […]
- Absence seizure
petit mal. absence seizure n. A brief, sudden loss of consciousness symptomatic of petit mal epilepsy.