attendance

noun at·ten·dance \ ə-ˈten-dən(t)s \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of attendance

1 :the act or fact of attending something or someone
  • a physician in attendance
  • Attendance at the meeting is mandatrory.
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

  1. The team wants to double attendance at its games this season.

  2. Attendance is down so far this season.

  3. Museum attendances in the city have been increasing in recent years.

  4. Her grades are good, but how's her attendance?

Recent Examples of attendance from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of attendance

see attend



ATTENDANCE Defined for English Language Learners

attendance

noun

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

attendance

noun at·ten·dance \ ə-ˈten-dəns \

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 Dictionary

attendance

noun at·ten·dance \ ə-ˈten-dən(t)s \

medical Definition of attendance

:service at a hospital
  • a physician in attendance


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