Etymology
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presence (n.)

mid-14c., "fact of being present, state of being in a certain place and not some other," also "space before or around someone or something," from Old French presence (12c., Modern French présence), from Latin praesentia "a being present," from praesentem (see present (adj.)).

From late 14c. as "state of being face to face with a superior or great personage." The meaning "carriage, demeanor, aspect" (especially if impressive) is from 1570s; that of "divine, spiritual, or incorporeal being felt as present" is from 1660s. Presence of mind (1660s) "calm, collected state of mind, with the faculties ready at command," is a loan-translation of French présence d'esprit, Latin praesentia animi.

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Definitions of presence

presence (n.)
the state of being present; current existence;
he tested for the presence of radon
presence (n.)
the immediate proximity of someone or something;
she blushed in his presence
he sensed the presence of danger
Synonyms: front
presence (n.)
an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby;
presence (n.)
the impression that something is present;
he felt the presence of an evil force
presence (n.)
dignified manner or conduct;
Synonyms: bearing / comportment / mien
presence (n.)
the act of being present;
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