in attendance

idiom

Definition of in attendance

1 : present at an event, meeting, etc. Everyone in attendance voted in favor of the measure. A number of celebrities were in attendance.
2 : caring for or helping someone who is giving birth or getting medical treatment Who was in attendance at the birth? midwives/doctors in attendance

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“In attendance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20attendance. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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