From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Presence may refer to:
- Divine presence, indicating a religious concept of God being "present" among people
- Metaphysics of presence, a philosophical concept
- Real Presence, a term various Christian traditions use to express their belief that, in the Eucharist, Jesus Christ is really present
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praesent-, praesens present participle of praeesse (“to be present”), from Latin prae- (“pre-”) + esse (“to be”).