from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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



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