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noun clearance pronunciation in British English /ˈklɪərəns/
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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.
    1. a.
      official permission that allows the pilot of a plane to take off or land
      The pilot requested immediate clearance for landing.
  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.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the process of removing things that are not wanted or used
    a policy of encouraging slum clearance
    We do a lot of house clearances (=removing things from houses).
  4. 4
    [countable] a kick or hit of a ball away from your goal in a game such as football
    a desperate goal-line clearance


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