What does clearance mean?

Definitions for clearance
ˈklɪər ənsclear·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clearance(noun)

    the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them

  2. headroom, headway, clearance(noun)

    vertical space available to allow easy passage under something

  3. clearance(noun)

    permission to proceed

    "the plane was given clearance to land"


  1. clearance(Noun)

    The act of clearing or something (such as a space) cleared

  2. clearance(Noun)

    The distance between two moving objects, especially between parts of a machine

  3. clearance(Noun)

    The height or width of a tunnel, bridge or other passage, or the distance between a vehicle and the walls or roof of such passage; a gap, headroom.

  4. clearance(Noun)

    A permission for a vehicle to proceed, or for a person to travel.

  5. clearance(Noun)

    A permission to have access to sensitive or secret documents or other information

  6. clearance(Noun)

    A sale of merchandise at a reduced price.

  7. clearance(Noun)

    The settlement of transactions involving securities or means of payment such as checks by means of a clearing house.

  8. clearance(Noun)

    The removal of harmful substances from the blood; renal clearance.

  9. clearance(Noun)

    The act of potting all the remaining balls on a table at one visit.

  10. clearance(Noun)

    The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clearance(noun)

    the act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance

  2. Clearance(noun)

    a certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail

  3. Clearance(noun)

    clear or net profit

  4. Clearance(noun)

    the distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages


  1. Clearance

    In medicine, the clearance is a measurement of the renal excretion ability. Although clearance may also involve other organs than the kidney, it is almost synonymous with renal clearance or renal plasma clearance. Each substance has a specific clearance that depends on its filtration characteristics. Clearance is a function of glomerular filtration, secretion from the peritubular capillaries to the nephron, and reabsorption from the nephron back to the peritubular capillaries. Clearance is constant in first-order kinetics because a constant fraction of the drug is eliminated per unit time, but it is variable in zero-order kinetics, because a constant amount of drug is eliminated per unit time.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clearance

    The document from the customs, by which a vessel and her cargo, by entering all particulars at the custom-house, and paying the dues, is permitted to clear out or sail.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of clearance in a Sentence

  1. Brendan Deenihan:

    Other cities are a lot better than us, and we have to take ownership for our low clearance rate and I understand that. And we will do so. He added :.

  2. Mark Zaid:

    They can’t sue. I mean, anybody can sue, you can sue for anything, but they have no basis, there’s a Supreme Court precedent from 30 years ago that restricts federal judges from handling security clearance appeals.

  3. President Joko Widodo:

    I don't want any more projects that have to stop, that have to be delayed, that cannot be completed because of licenses or land clearance issues, this is proof that the government can resolve the problems. Let there be no more doubt on the part of investors.

  4. Peter Mirijanian:

    In 2018, White House and security clearance officials affirmed that Mr. Kushners security clearance was handled in the regular process with no pressure from anyone, that was conveyed to the media at the time, and new stories, if accurate, do not change what was affirmed at the time.

  5. Omar Salih:

    I trust the work of a dog more than a mine-clearance machine, a rock or a dead battery can lead to miscalculations but a dog works with a conscience. I would confidently walk through an area demined by a dog.

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  • разпродажба, пречистване, луфт, разчистване, клирингBulgarian
  • rebuigCatalan, Valencian
  • AusverkaufGerman
  • acceso, permiso, claro, espacio, limpieza, ganga, despeje, liquidación, oferta, barata, remate, compensaciónSpanish
  • alennusmyynti, leveys, lupa, selvitys, välys, pelivara, kulkulupa, valtuutus, vapaa, tyhjennysmyynti, puhdistuma, raivaus, varoetäisyys, matkustuslupa, etäisyys, korkeus, raivio, puhdistusFinnish
  • soldes, dégagement, braderie, liquidationFrench
  • ard-chreckManx
  • izinIndonesian
  • spazio, autorizzazione, piazza pulita, liquidazione, divario, permesso, gioco, sgombero, saldo, luce, compensazione, via libera, accesso, repulisti, svendita, filtraggioItalian
  • дозвола, расчистување, клиринг, пречистување, распродажбаMacedonian
  • чистка, зазор, расчистка, просвет, клиринг, разрешение, ликвидация, люфт, виза, клиренс, очищение, очистка, распродажаRussian
  • utförsäljning, frihöjd, rensningSwedish
  • BoşlukTurkish
  • کلیئرنسUrdu

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