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presence

  

      n  
1    the state or fact of being present  
2    the immediate proximity of a person or thing  
3    personal appearance or bearing, esp. of a dignified nature  
4    an imposing or dignified personality  
5    an invisible spirit felt to be nearby  
6      (Electronics)   a recording control that boosts mid-range frequencies  
7    (of a recording) a quality that gives the impression that the listener is in the presence of the original source of the sound  
8    Obsolete   assembly or company  
9    Obsolete      short for       presence chamber  
     (C14: via Old French from Latin praesentia a being before, from praeesse to be before, from prae before + esse to be)  


presence chamber  
      n   the room in which a great person, such as a monarch, receives guests, assemblies, etc.  
presence of mind  
      n   the ability to remain calm and act constructively during times of crisis  
real presence  
      n   the doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist  
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presence

  
1    attendance, being, companionship, company, existence, habitation, inhabitance, occupancy, residence  
2    closeness, immediate circle, nearness, neighbourhood, propinquity, proximity, vicinity  
3    air, appearance, aspect, aura, bearing, carriage, comportment, demeanour, ease, mien     (literary)   personality, poise, self-assurance  
4    apparition, eidolon, ghost, manifestation, revenant, shade     (literary)   spectre, spirit, supernatural being, wraith  


presence of mind     
alertness, aplomb, calmness, composure, cool     (slang)   coolness, imperturbability, level-headedness, phlegm, quickness, sang-froid, self-assurance, self-command, self-possession, wits  

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n.
disconnection of active online presence and accounts upon user's death.
[Tech.]
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
[Tech.]
exp.
the show is over, you can go home, the main purpose of your presence is gone
was used in Elvis concerts to prevent people from waiting an encore
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