Definition of attendance
1 : the act or fact of attending something or someone a physician in attendance Attendance at the meeting is mandatrory.
2a : 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?
Recent Examples of attendance from the Web
North Carolina's Roy Williams was also in attendance at USA training camp for two days.
Carlos was in attendance of Muhammad Ali's funeral service in June of 2016.
The whole Trump family was in attendance, with Donald Trump Jr. serving as best man.
Sitting at 85 pitches, Moore came back out for the seventh and again retired the side in order, which set off the nice ovation from many of the 18,736 in attendance.
Democrats have gotten sparse attendance at press conferences to highlight the House bill’s impact on Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, Medicaid funds for opioid treatment, and women’s health.
Crowds at Libertyville Days rose and fell with the rapidly changing weather, but finished strong with higher attendance than last year for the festival that features live music, carnival rides and a parade.
Movie-theater attendance is down to a 19-year low, with revenues hovering slightly above $10 billion—or about what Amazon’s, Facebook’s, or Apple’s stock might move in a single day.
Many other countries don’t have the same linkages between job loss and declines in test scores and college attendance.
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ATTENDANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of attendance for English Language Learners
: 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.
ATTENDANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of attendance for Students
1 : presence at a place Attendance is required.
2 : a record of how often a person is present at a place These students have perfect attendance.
3 : the number of people present Attendance is up at the theater.
Medical Definition of attendance
: service at a hospital a physician in attendance
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