Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of attending.
  • noun The persons or number of persons that are present.
  • noun The frequency with which a person is present.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of attending or attending on.
  • noun The body of persons attending for any purpose: as, a large attendance is requested.
  • noun Attendants collectively; persons waiting on one to render him service; a train; a retinue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Attention; regard; careful application.
  • noun The act of attending; state of being in waiting; service; ministry; the fact of being present; presence.
  • noun obsolete Waiting for; expectation.
  • noun The persons attending; a retinue; attendants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of attending; presence.
  • noun The count or list of individuals present for an event.
  • noun The frequency with which one has been present for a regular activity or set of events.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
  • noun the frequency with which a person is present
  • noun the number of people that are present

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French atendance, from atendre ("to attend, listen")

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