What does clearance mean?

Definitions for clearance
ˈklɪər ənsclear·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clearancenoun

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

  2. headroom, headway, clearancenoun

    vertical space available to allow easy passage under something

  3. clearancenoun

    permission to proceed

    "the plane was given clearance to land"


  1. clearancenoun

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

  2. clearancenoun

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

  3. clearancenoun

    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. clearancenoun

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

  5. clearancenoun

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

  6. clearancenoun

    A sale of merchandise at a reduced price.

  7. clearancenoun

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

  8. clearancenoun

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

  9. clearancenoun

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

  10. clearancenoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clearancenoun

    A certificate that a ship has been cleared at the customhouse.

    Etymology: from clear.


  1. clearance

    Clearance is the act of removing, eliminating, or officially authorizing something. It can refer to clearance sales, where items are sold to create space for new inventory, or security clearance, which allows an individual to access classified information. In medicine, clearance refers to the removal of waste or harmful substances from the body. In aviation or transportation, it refers to permission for a vehicle to proceed or depart.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clearancenoun

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

  2. Clearancenoun

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

  3. Clearancenoun

    clear or net profit

  4. Clearancenoun

    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. White House:

    No employee of the executive branch is or has been authorized to disclose to the committee information about individual security clearance files or background investigations.

  2. California Resources Corp CRC.N.:

    The oil fields have good fire clearance, so that works to their favor.

  3. Daniel Steres ':

    Just a bad clearance spun off my head, fell right to their guy and quite a finish, we were just trying to bunker down and see out the end of the game.

  4. Andrew Bakaj:

    The President's 'revocation' of Mr. Brennan's security clearance creates a troubling precedent.

  5. Sinan Hatahet:

    If you lived in a bombed-out opposition area you're most likely not going to get security clearance so your right to ownership is automatically gone.

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  • пречистване, луфт, разпродажба, разчистване, клирингBulgarian
  • rebuigCatalan, Valencian
  • AusverkaufGerman
  • oferta, barata, liquidación, remate, despeje, ganga, limpieza, permiso, acceso, compensación, espacio, claroSpanish
  • varoetäisyys, pelivara, välys, matkustuslupa, tyhjennysmyynti, vapaa, selvitys, lupa, etäisyys, kulkulupa, leveys, raivaus, puhdistus, valtuutus, korkeus, raivio, alennusmyynti, puhdistumaFinnish
  • liquidation, soldes, braderie, dégagementFrench
  • ard-chreckManx
  • izinIndonesian
  • via libera, sgombero, accesso, repulisti, svendita, filtraggio, autorizzazione, divario, compensazione, liquidazione, piazza pulita, permesso, gioco, spazio, saldo, luceItalian
  • расчистување, клиринг, пречистување, дозвола, распродажбаMacedonian
  • расчистка, зазор, чистка, распродажа, очистка, очищение, просвет, клиренс, виза, люфт, клиринг, разрешение, ликвидацияRussian
  • rensning, utförsäljning, frihöjdSwedish
  • BoşlukTurkish
  • کلیئرنسUrdu

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