attendance

noun

at·​ten·​dance ə-ˈten-dən(t)s How to pronounce attendance (audio)
1
: the act or fact of attending something or someone
a physician in attendance
Attendance at the meeting is mandatory.
2
a
: the persons or number of persons attending something
Attendance at the soccer games has been increasing.
also : an account of persons attending
The teacher took attendance [=made a record of who was present] before starting class.
b
: the number of times a person attends
a student who has perfect attendance [=a student who has been present at every class]

Examples of attendance in a Sentence

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?
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Word History

Etymology

see attend

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of attendance was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Attendance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attendance. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

attendance

noun
at·​ten·​dance ə-ˈten-dən(t)s How to pronounce attendance (audio)
1
: the act of attending
2
a
: the number of persons attending
b
: the number of times a person attends
perfect attendance

Medical Definition

attendance

noun
at·​ten·​dance ə-ˈten-dən(t)s How to pronounce attendance (audio)
: service at a hospital
a physician in attendance
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