pres‧ence S2 W2
when someone or something is present in a particular place [≠ absence]:
Your presence is requested at the club meeting on Friday.
Tests revealed the presence of poison in the blood.
2 also in somebody's presence formal
with someone or in the same place as them:
He was determined not to complain in the presence of the nurse.
I asked you not to smoke in my presence.
the ability to appear impressive to people because of your appearance or the way you behave:
a man of great presence
a group of people, especially soldiers, who are in a place to control what is happening:
We will increase police presence in local communities.
Soldiers still maintain a military presence in the area.
the ability to gain sales because your business is strong or noticeable:
business[countable usually singular]
a company with a strong presence in all major world markets
a spirit or influence that cannot be seen but is felt to be near:
spirit[countable usually singular]
They felt a strange presence in the deserted house.
to have a strong and noticeable effect on the people around you or the situation you are in:
She was a very pretty girl and made her presence felt almost at once.