disappearances1) N-VAR: oft with poss If you refer to someone's disappearance, you are referring to the fact that nobody knows where they have gone.
Her disappearance has baffled police...
They say the government is not doing enough to investigate tens of thousands of killings and disappearances over the past few years.2) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu with poss, oft N from n If you refer to the disappearance of an object, you are referring to the fact that it has been lost or stolen.
Police are investigating the disappearance from council offices of confidential files.Syn:3) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n The disappearance of a type of thing, person, or animal is a process in which it becomes less common and finally no longer exists.
...the virtual disappearance of common dolphins from the western Mediterranean in recent years.
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disappearance — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpɪərəns] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpɪrəns] noun Word forms disappearance : singular disappearance plural disappearances 1) [countable/uncountable] a situation in which someone or something can no longer be found or seen Richards was 18 at the time of … English dictionary
disappearance — noun 1. the act of leaving secretly or without explanation (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑disappearing • Ant: ↑appearance • Derivationally related forms: ↑disappear (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary