Definition of attendance in English:

attendance

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noun

  • 1The action or state of going regularly to or being present at a place or event.

    ‘my attendance at church was very irregular’
    • ‘In our house, there were a handful of books, mainly given as prizes for perfect attendance at Sunday School.’
    • ‘The racecourse is offering half price entrance to anyone who also books attendance at any other York raceday.’
    • ‘His increasing workload had made attendance at council meetings and ward duties impossible.’
    • ‘It involves attendance at weekly two-hour workshops for a period of seven weeks.’
    • ‘The aim was to make the youngsters more motivated and improve their attendance at school.’
    • ‘The purpose of his attendance at the rally was simply to threaten Londoners further.’
    • ‘Traditionally it was one of the times when attendance at church was more or less expected.’
    • ‘There had been so much hope put on his attendance at the institutions of higher learning.’
    • ‘There is no evidence that any attempt was made to obtain their attendance at court.’
    • ‘Consultation data were checked against records of attendance at the practice.’
    • ‘His crime was attendance at the university without being properly matriculated.’
    • ‘Her attendance at last week's conference was clearly influenced by her desire to set the record straight.’
    • ‘As the organisers must have feared, the attendance at such events is a matter of habit.’
    • ‘His attendance at the Doha meeting is a sign of how seriously the French are taking the issue.’
    • ‘Her attendance at court had to be secured by a witness summons and a threat of arrest.’
    • ‘But regular school attendance is vital if young people are to achieve their full potential.’
    • ‘Failure to secure regular school attendance of a registered pupil is already a criminal offence for parents.’
    • ‘It goes on to say that the teachers can help in promoting and enforcing school attendance.’
    • ‘Veterans turning up for the event should also confirm their attendance with Mr Hudson.’
    • ‘The report also advised the school to continue to work on improving pupils' attendance and punctuality.’
    • ‘However, he does have an exemplary record in council meeting attendance.’
    • ‘Teachers claim the activities have had a noticeable effect on improved pupil behaviour and attendance.’
    • ‘She said the poor attendance of civil servants at work was an example of the lack of professionalism.’
    • ‘Schools are expected to put systems in place to monitor and promote attendance.’
    • ‘Children will be awarded points for good behaviour, attendance and educational attainment.’
    • ‘The company has been recognising perfect attendances in its employees for over 20 years.’
    presence, appearance, attending, being there
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    1. 1.1The number of people present at a particular event, function, or meeting.
      ‘reports placed the attendance at 500,000’
      • ‘Lower attendances mean less money; less money means no new players etc.’
      • ‘Firstly, lower division clubs generally attract much lower attendances, and crowd densities are much lower.’
      • ‘With the weather also playing its part it was a great day for the many family outings that swelled the attendances at all parades.’
      • ‘There are theories about why attendances are on the decline.’
      • ‘Isn't it also ironic that though church attendances are in decline there appears to be a move to increase the number of church schools.’
      • ‘He said attendances at annual electors' meetings have decreased ever since.’
      • ‘Everybody will have their own theory about a 25,000 drop in attendances over a five-year period.’
      • ‘There was a very fine attendance at the Christmas Eve Mass which ended on the stroke of midnight.’
      • ‘The big attendance at the her funeral was an indication of the high esteem in which she was held by all.’
      • ‘The large attendance at the funeral was indicative of her popularity in the local area.’
      • ‘There was a very large attendance at the ceremony which was held in the open air.’
      • ‘What we cannot rely on any more is solidly predictable attendance at uninteresting concerts.’
      • ‘Headteacher Bernard Wright says the increase is partly due to better attendance at exams.’
      • ‘The annual attendance at the accident and emergency department did not increase over the two years of the audit.’
      • ‘The first weekend game there produced the largest attendance at a Saturday game in the club's history.’
      • ‘The attendance at the meeting was the biggest since the group was set up in March 1986.’
      • ‘The attendance at quizzes and debates has been two or three times higher than the norm for education sessions.’
      • ‘A recent seminar on the subject that it held in Edinburgh drew twice the normal attendance for similar events.’
      • ‘Special train services were put on to ensure maximum attendance for the event.’
      • ‘With the largest attendance so far this annual event is proving very popular indeed.’
      audience, turnout, number present, house, gate
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Pronunciation

attendance

/əˈtend(ə)ns/ /əˈtɛnd(ə)ns/

Phrases

    in attendance
    • 1Present at a function or a place.

      • ‘some 200 were in attendance at the fourteenth reunion’
    • 2Accompanying a member of royalty or other important person as an assistant or servant.

      • ‘Her Royal Highness traveled in an aircraft of The Queen's Flight, with Viscountess Campden in attendance’

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French, from atendre ‘give one's attention to’ (see attend).