Definition of attendance in English:

attendance

Line breaks: at¦tend|ance
Pronunciation: /əˈtɛnd(ə)ns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The action or state of going regularly to or being present at a place or event: my attendance at church was very patchy
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    • In our house, there were a handful of books, mainly given as prizes for perfect attendance at Sunday School.
    • The racecourse is offering half price entrance to anyone who also books attendance at any other York raceday.
    • His increasing workload had made attendance at council meetings and ward duties impossible.
    Synonyms
    presence, appearance, attending, being there
    informal turning up, showing up, showing
  • 1.1 [count noun] The number of people present at a particular place or event: she is being blamed for the museum’s low attendances
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    • Lower attendances mean less money; less money means no new players etc.
    • Firstly, lower division clubs generally attract much lower attendances, and crowd densities are much lower.
    • With the weather also playing its part it was a great day for the many family outings that swelled the attendances at all parades.
    Synonyms
    audience, turnout, number present, house, gate; crowd, throng, congregation, assembly, gathering
    Australian/New Zealand informal muster

Phrases

in attendance

  • 2Accompanying a member of royalty or other important person as an assistant or servant: Her Royal Highness travelled in an aircraft of The Queen’s Flight, with Viscountess Campden in attendance
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    • The earl of Sussex was in attendance on the queen during her progress in September and October 1574.
    • He is in attendance at important ceremonial occasions such as Trooping the Colour or the State Opening of Parliament.
    • The Earl of Derby was in attendance upon Her Majesty.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from atendre 'give one's attention to' (see attend).

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