noun at·ten·dance \ə-ˈten-dən(t)s\
: the number of people present at an event, meeting, etc.
: the act of being present at a place
: a record of how often a person goes to classes, meetings, etc.
: the act or fact of attending <a physician in attendance>
a : the persons or number of persons attending; also : an account of persons attending <the teacher took attendance before starting class>
b : the number of times a person attends
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Examples of ATTENDANCE
- The team wants to double attendance at its games this season.
- Attendance is down so far this season.
- Museum attendances in the city have been increasing in recent years.
- Her grades are good, but how's her attendance?
First Known Use of ATTENDANCE
: presence at a place <Attendance is required.>
: a record of how often a person is present at a place <These students have perfect attendance.>
: the number of people present <Attendance is up at the theater.>
: service at a hospital <a physician in attendance>
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