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"attendance" in British English

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attendancenoun

uk   /əˈten.dəns/  us   /əˈten.dəns/
  • attendance noun (BEING PRESENT)

C1 [U or C] the fact of going somewhere such as a church, school, etc. regularly: Attendance at lectures is compulsory.
C1 [C or U] the number of people who go to an event, meeting, etc.: Attendances at church are falling.

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(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 people present: 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 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.
(Definition of attendance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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