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attendance

noun [C or U]
 
 
/əˈtendəns/
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
(Definition of attendance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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