absenteeism absenteeism  /ˌæb sən ˈti ɪ zəm/


  • (n) habitual absence from work


  1. Maryland has had heavy absenteeism in schools and colleges; more than 300 of Baltimore's 3,740 policemen did not show up for duty.
  2. Student absenteeism has also fallen remarkably in Webster County.
  3. The causes of absenteeism thus seem to call in question many a pet theory of liberal and labor leader.


  1. Cross, 4 Other Schools Get New Principals

    A fast-rising star is taking over the city’s largest, troubled high school with a mission to tackle chronic absenteeism and stop English-language learners from dropping out of school.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New Haven Independent

  2. Minister Clement to Modernize Disability Management in the Public Service

    The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, today announced plans to tackle high rates of employee absenteeism and to strengthen support for ill and injured public servants with an ambitious ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  • "Be responsible and understanding for the absenteeism that needs to occur with this strain of the flu," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, joining Locke and Sebelius at the news conference today.
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Janet Napolitano Source: Los Angeles Times

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