attendance


attendance
attendance late 14c., "act of attending to one's duties," from O.Fr. atendance "attention, wait, hope, expectation," from atendant, prp. of atendre (see ATTEND (Cf. attend)). Meaning "action of waiting on someone" dates from late 14c. (to dance attendance on someone is from 1560s); that of "action of being present, presenting oneself" (originally with intent of taking a part) is from mid-15c. Meaning "number of persons present" is from 1835.

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  • attendance — at‧tend‧ance [əˈtendəns] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. the number of people who attend something such as a meeting, or who go to see an event such as a football match etc: • Seven jobs were axed at the zoo after a 50% drop in attendances. 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Attendance — At*tend ance, n. [OE. attendance, OF. atendance, fr. atendre, F. attendre. See {Attend}, v. t.] 1. Attention; regard; careful application. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Till I come, give attendance to reading. 1 Tim. iv. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attendance — [n1] being present appearance, attending, being in evidence, being there, participation, presence; concept 388 Ant. absence attendance [v2] people present at event assemblage, assembly, audience, box office, company, congregation, crowd, draw,… …   New thesaurus

  • attendance — I noun accompaniment, ministration, presence II index service (assistance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • attendance — ► NOUN 1) the action of attending. 2) the number of people present at a particular occasion …   English terms dictionary

  • attendance — [ə ten′dəns] n. 1. the act of attending 2. the persons or number of persons attending 3. the degree of regularity in attending …   English World dictionary

  • attendance — n. persons present number of persons present 1) to check attendance; to take attendance (in school) 2) average; daily; low, poor; perfect attendance 3) attendance has gone up; attendance has fallen, gone down presence 4) attendance at (attendance …   Combinatory dictionary

  • attendance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, large, record ▪ It was a record attendance for a midweek game. ▪ low, poor, sparse (esp. AmE), spotty (Am …   Collocations dictionary

  • attendance — [[t]əte̱ndəns[/t]] attendances 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Someone s attendance at an event or an institution is the fact that they are present at the event or go regularly to the institution. Her attendance at school was sporadic. 2) N VAR: usu… …   English dictionary

  • attendance — at|tend|ance [əˈtendəns] n 1.) [U and C] the number of people who attend a game, concert, meeting etc ▪ We have an average attendance of 4000 fans per game. ▪ Last year s fair saw attendance figures of 32,000. 2.) [U and C] when someone goes to a …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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