absenteeism

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•sen•tee•ism  (ab′sən tēiz əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. frequent or habitual absence from work, school, etc.:rising absenteeism in the industry.
  2. Businessthe practice of being an absentee landlord.
[1820–30;
absentee + -ism]

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
absenteeism /ˌæbsənˈtiːɪzəm/ n
  1. persistent absence from work, school, etc
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