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Pronunciation:  u'tenduns

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

ATTENDANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: attending
 Antonyms: nonattendance
 See Also: appearance, appearing, coming into court, group action, presence, turnout



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\At*tend"ance\, n. [OE. attendance, OF. atendance,
fr. atendre, F. attendre. See {Attend}, v. t.]
1. Attention; regard; careful application. [Obs.]

         Till I come, give attendance to reading. --1 Tim.
                                               iv. 13.

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

         Constant attendance at church three times a day.

3. Waiting for; expectation. [Obs.]

         Languishing attendance and expectation of death.

4. The persons attending; a retinue; attendants.

         If your stray attendance by yet lodged. --Milton.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: appearance, assemblage, assembly, attendant, attending, audience, being, body of retainers, box office, cohort, cortege, court, crowd, draw, employ, employment, entourage, follower, following, frequence, frequenting, gate, gathering, house, ministration, ministry, number present, parasite, peonage, presence, retinue, rout, satellite, serfdom, serving, servitium, servitorship, servitude, slavery, suite, tendance, train, turnout