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noun American English pronunciation: attendance /əˈtendəns/ 
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singularattendance
pluralattendances

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the number of people who are present at an event or in a place such as a school or church

    Games this season have attracted record attendances.

    Church attendance dropped sharply in the 1970s.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the fact of being present at an event or of going regularly to school, church, etc.

    It is a parent's responsibility to ensure children's regular attendance at school.

    The lecture series was canceled because of poor attendance.

    If you look at our attendance record, you'll see that it is exceptional.

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