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Definition 1: the act of being present - [noun denoting act]

(presence is a kind of ...) the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)

Definition 2: dignified manner or conduct - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for presence in the sense of this definition

(presence is a kind of ...) a way of acting or behaving

(... is a kind of presence ) formality in bearing and appearance

"he behaved with great dignity"

Definition 3: the impression that something is present - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where presence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt the presence of an evil force

(presence is a kind of ...) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

"his impression of her was favorable" "what are your feelings about the crisis?" "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity" "I had a feeling that she was lying"

Definition 4: the immediate proximity of someone or something - [noun denoting location]

Samples where presence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she blushed in his presence
  • he sensed the presence of danger
  • he was well behaved in front of company

Synonyms for presence in the sense of this definition

(presence is a kind of ...) the region close around a person or thing

Definition 5: an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby - [noun denoting person]

(presence is a kind of ...) any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

Definition 6: the state of being present; current existence - [noun denoting state]

Samples where presence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tested for the presence of radon

(presence is a kind of ...) the state or fact of existing

"a point of view gradually coming into being" "laws in existence for centuries" "he appeared on the face of the earth one day"

(... is a kind of presence ) a dominating and pervasive presence

"he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"

(... is a kind of presence ) an instance of something occurring

"a disease of frequent occurrence" "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"

(... is a kind of presence ) real existence

"things are really there...capture the thereness of them"

(... is a kind of presence ) the state of being there--not here--in position

(... is a kind of presence ) the state of being here in this place

(... is a kind of presence ) the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)

(... is a kind of presence ) the state of existing and being localized in space

(... is a kind of presence ) the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic

"the inherence of polysemy in human language"

(... is a kind of presence ) the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain

(... are attributes of presence) being or existing in a specified place

"the murderer is present in this room" "present at the wedding" "present at the creation"

(... are attributes of presence) not being in a specified place

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