Meaning of “attendance” in the English Dictionary

"attendance" in British English

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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 /əˈtendəns/ us

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)