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noun clearance pronunciation in American English /ˈklɪrəns/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] official permission that allows someone to do something, to go to a particular country, or to be told particular information

    Aid workers had to get clearance to enter the country.

    Security clearance for overseas students will now be valid for four years.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] an amount of space between two things that keeps them from touching each other

    Adjust the door to ensure equal clearance between door and frame.

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