What does "distant absence" mean?
- Anonymous10 months agoFavorite Answer
It's not a common phrase, but I suppose if a kid stays home from school is an absence: if he's in China, it's a distant absence (unless he goes to school in China).
- busterwasmycatLv 710 months ago
not proximal absence? Or not distant association? Cannot say outside of any context. Words tend to gain specific meaning from context, from what else is said or not said when those words are used, unless you are dealing with something that has a very commonly known meaning when paired, like "hot potato". That tends to mean something even outside of context, although in context it might turn out to mean something completely different from what we would assume when seeing the word pair on its own.
- John PLv 710 months ago
Probably it means that the writer is not a native speaker of good English.