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

n the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)

the failure to attend
appearance, appearing, coming into court
formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
the act of being present
attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people

n the frequency with which a person is present

“a student's attendance is an important factor in her grade”
Type of:
frequence, frequency, oftenness
the number of occurrences within a given time period

n the number of people that are present

attendance was up by 50 per cent”
Type of:
a social gathering of guests or companions

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