English edit

Etymology edit

attend +‎ -ing

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /əˈtɛndɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛndɪŋ
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  • Hyphenation: at‧tend‧ing

Adjective edit

attending (not comparable)

  1. That attend or attends; that is or are in attendance; attendant.
  2. Serving on the staff of a teaching hospital as a doctor.

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Noun edit

attending (plural attendings)

  1. (Canada, US) A physician on the staff of a hospital, especially the principal one that supervises a patient's care.
    • 2002, Harry Lee Kraus, Could I Have This Dance?, page 45:
      All the new interns had heard of his operative speed, his finesse under the attending's glare, and his memorization of the current surgical literature.
    • 2009 March 11, “Doctor-Patient-Computer Relationships”, in New York Times[1]:
      All too often when taking a history, residents and attendings in a hurry will simply use the cut-and-paste function to save time and bypass asking potentially important questions that have been asked before.

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Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of attend