attendance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “attendance” in the English Dictionary

"attendance" in British English

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uk   us   /əˈten.dəns/

attendance noun (BEING PRESENT)

C1 [U or C] the ​fact of going ​somewhere such as a ​church, ​school, etc. ​regularly: Attendance atlectures is ​compulsory.C1 [C or U] the ​number of ​people who go to an ​event, ​meeting, etc.: Attendances atchurch are ​falling.
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attendance noun (PROVIDING HELP)

in attendance C2 present with someone and ​helping or taking ​care of them : He never goes out without his ​security men in attendance.
(Definition of attendance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attendance" in American English

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attendancenoun [U]

 us   /əˈten·dəns/
the ​fact of being at an ​event or going to a ​place: Attendance at rehearsals is ​required. Attendance is also the ​number of ​peoplepresent: Annual attendance at the ​museum is ​nearly 100,000.
(Definition of attendance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attendance" in Business English

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attendancenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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 ​ticketpriceincrease. a ​decline/​drop/​increase in attendances
HR the ​act of being ​present at something, especially ​work: attendance rate/figures The Royal ​Mailintroduced a ​scheme in which ​employees with a 100% attendance ​rate would be ​entered into a ​prizedraw. Attendance at this ​meeting is ​compulsory.
in attendance with someone and helping them or taking ​care of them: He never goes out without his ​personalassistant in attendance. present at a ​place or ​event: Delegates in attendance at the ​conferenceincluded a ​number from ​blue-chipcompanies.
(Definition of attendance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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