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Syllabification: at·tend·ance
Pronunciation: /əˈtendəns

Definition of attendance in English:


1The action or state of going regularly to or being present at a place or event: my attendance at church was very irregular
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1The number of people present at a particular event, function, or meeting: reports placed the attendance at 500,000
More example sentences
  • 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.
crowd, congregation, gathering


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


in attendance

Present at a function or a place.
Example sentences
  • Santa Claus was as usual in attendance with plenty of presents for the large number of children.
  • There was a big crowd in attendance including present, past and future pupils of the school.
  • An ambulance service and clinic, with doctor and nurse in attendance, are available.
present, here, there, at hand, available;
1.1Accompanying a member of royalty or the aristocracy in the capacity of an assistant or servant.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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