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pres·ence  (przns)
1. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence.
2. Immediate proximity in time or space.
3. The area immediately surrounding a great personage, especially a sovereign.
4. A person who is present.
a. A persons bearing, especially when it commands respectful attention: He continues to possess the presence, mental as well as physical, of the young man (Brendan Gill).
b. The quality of self-assurance and effectiveness that permits a performer to achieve a rapport with the audience: stage presence.
6. A supernatural influence felt to be nearby.
7. The diplomatic, political, or military influence of a nation in a foreign country, especially as evidenced by the posting of its diplomats or its troops there: The American diplomatic presence in London began in 1785 when John Adams became our first minister (Nancy Holmes).

presence  /przns/  n. [U] 1 attendance: Your presence at the wedding is important to the bride and groom. 2 a dignified appearance: The general has great presence.

Thesaurus: presence 1 being (somewhere) | company 2 manner, demeanor. presence

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