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Etymology edit

From Middle English attendance, from Old French atendance, from atendre (to attend, listen).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /əˈtɛn.dəns/, enPR: ə-tĕn'dəns
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Noun edit

attendance (countable and uncountable, plural attendances)

  1. The act of attending; the state of being present; presence.
    Attendance at the meeting is required.
    All those in attendance are to sign this slip.
    • 2022 May 10, Alex Finnis, “Episodic meaning explained: What the Buckingham Palace statement about the Queen's mobility problems means”, in inews.co.uk[1], Associated Newspapers Limited, retrieved 2022-05-11:
      The Prince of Wales will read the Queen's Speech on Her Majesty's behalf, with the Duke of Cambridge also in attendance.
  2. The persons or number of persons present.
    The class sat down so that the teacher could take attendance.
    • 2021 May 10, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Joint IPPC/ePhyto Industry Advisory Group workshop continues for Dominican Republic”, in ktvb.com[2], Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, retrieved 2022-05-11:
      The workshop [] was extremely successful with an attendance of more than 380 participants from government, the private sector and members of Trade Associations for Grains, Seed and Cocoa Federation.
  3. The frequency with which one has been present for a regular activity or set of events.
    John's attendance for the conventions was not good.
  4. (obsolete) Attention paid to something; careful regard.
    • 1861, E. J. Guerin, Mountain Charley, page 7:
      The matter required his immediate attendance.

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