Definition of attendance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    attendance

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    noun
    NAmE//əˈtɛndəns//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] the act of being present at a place, for example at school Attendance at these lectures is not compulsory. Teachers must keep a record of students' attendance.
  2. 2 [countable, uncountable] the number of people present at an organized event high/low/falling/poor attendances There was an attendance of 42 at the meeting. Movie theater attendance has risen again recently.
  3. Idioms
    be in attendance(formal)
     
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    to be present at a special event Several heads of state were in attendance at the funeral.
    be in attendance (on somebody)(formal)
     
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    to be with or near someone in order to help them if necessary He always has at least two bodyguards in attendance.
    take attendance
     
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    to check who is present and who is not present at a place and to mark this information on a list of names
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