attendance

Attendance has to do with being present at something, like work or school. If you never miss a day, you have perfect attendance.

The concept of attendance has to do with showing up: if you show up for school, then your attendance is not in question. When people miss school or work, they usually need a note from a doctor, explaining why they weren't in attendance. We can also say "The attendance was 100" if 100 people showed up to a meeting. If only three people out of 100 showed up though, you'd say, "Wow. Attendance was terrible."

Definitions of attendance
  1. noun
    the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    synonyms: attending
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    Antonyms:
    nonattendance
    the failure to attend
    types:
    appearance, appearing, coming into court
    formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
    presence
    the act of being present
    turnout
    attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
    type of:
    group action
    action taken by a group of people
  2. noun
    the frequency with which a person is present
    “a student's attendance is an important factor in her grade”
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    type of:
    frequence, frequency, oftenness
    the number of occurrences within a given time period
  3. noun
    the number of people that are present
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    type of:
    company
    a social gathering of guests or companions
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