What does attendance mean?

Definitions for attendance
əˈtɛn dənsat·ten·dance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attendance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attendance, attendingnoun

    the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)

  2. attendancenoun

    the frequency with which a person is present

    "a student's attendance is an important factor in her grade"

  3. attendancenoun

    the number of people that are present

    "attendance was up by 50 per cent"


  1. attendancenoun

    The state of attending; presence.

    Attendance at the meeting is required.

  2. attendancenoun

    The count or list of individuals present for an event.

    The class sat down so that the teacher could take attendance.

  3. attendancenoun

    The frequency with which one has been present for a regular activity or set of events.

    John's attendance for the conventions was not good.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Attendancenoun

    Etymology: attendance, Fr.

    I dance attendance here,
    I think the duke will not be spoke withal. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    For he, of whom these things are spoken, pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. Heb. vii. 13.

    The other, after many years attendance upon the duke, was now one of the bedchamber to the prince. Edward Hyde.

    Why might not you, my lord, receive attendance
    From those that she calls servants? William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Attendance none shall need, nor train; where none
    Are to behold the judgment, but the judg’d,
    Those two. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 80.

    Give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 1 Tim. iv. 13.

    That which causeth bitterness in death, is the languishing attendance and expectation thereof ere it come. Richard Hooker, b. i.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attendanceverb

    attention; regard; careful application

  2. Attendanceverb

    the act of attending; state of being in waiting; service; ministry; the fact of being present; presence

  3. Attendanceverb

    waiting for; expectation

  4. Attendanceverb

    the persons attending; a retinue; attendants

  5. Etymology: [OE. attendance, OF. atendance, fr. atendre, F. attendre. See Attend, v. t.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attendance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4249

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attendance' in Nouns Frequency: #1866

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attendance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attendance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of attendance in a Sentence

  1. Warren Groen:

    The gallery is open to the public and there are children in the gallery every day, i don't know if we should limit free speech or limit the attendance in the gallery. It seems either one would be bad for transparency in government.

  2. Harriet Hiscock:

    We also found that children with ADHD and sleep problems had poorer school attendance and their parents had poorer mental health and work attendance, we wanted to see if we could change some of these outcomes by improving the child’s sleep.

  3. Jillian Lane:

    Sen. Paul's attendance does not accurately represent his participation or involvement in defense and foreign policy issues. As always, Sen. Paul will continue to remain extremely vigilant of the issues affecting Americans at home and abroad.

  4. Sarah Sanders:

    I ’m not sure about the specifics of that case. I know there’s still ongoing judicial process taking place, so I ’m not going to get into that, but I can tell Sarah Sanders that the president continues to be committed to repealing and replacing President Obama and making sure that America has good health care and the health care that they deserve. Menendez is accused of using his Senate seat to help the business interests of Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen in return for campaign donations and expensive trips. In April, Melgen was convicted in federal court on Medicare fraud charges. Menendez, who along with Meglen has denied the accusations, has argued it’s important the jury see him in attendance during the trial.

  5. Martha E. Pollack:

    While we do not yet have definitive answers about the cause of his death, it is already widely known that an unregistered fraternity-sponsored event took place on October 24, that alcohol was served, and that first-year students, including Mr. Tsialas, were in attendance.

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