Definition of attendant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈtendənt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈtendənt//
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[usually before noun] (formal) closely connected with something that has just been mentioned attendant problems/risks/circumstances She wanted to avoid the awards ceremony and all its attendant publicity. attendant upon something We had all the usual problems attendant upon starting a new business. Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French, from atendre ‘give one's attention to’, from Latin attendere, from ad- ‘to’ + tendere ‘stretch’.
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