› the number of people who are present at a place or an event: average/poor/record attendance Average attendance has dropped noticeably since the ticket price increase. a decline/drop/increase in attendances
› HR the act of being present at something, especially work: attendance rate/figures The Royal Mail introduced a scheme in which employees with a 100% attendance rate would be entered into a prize draw. Attendance at this meeting is compulsory.
in attendance › with someone and helping them or taking care of them: He never goes out without his personal assistant in attendance. › present at a place or event: Delegates in attendance at the conference included a number from blue-chip companies. → See also certificate of attendance