Attendance vs. Attendant - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Attendance

    Attendance is the concept of people, individually or as a group, appearing at a location for a previously scheduled event. Measuring attendance is a significant concern for many organizations, which can use such information to gauge the effectiveness of their efforts and to plan for future efforts.

Wiktionary

  • Attendance (noun)

    The state of attending; presence.

    "Attendance at the meeting is required."

  • Attendance (noun)

    The count or list of individuals present for an event.

    "The class sat down so that the teacher could take attendance."

  • Attendance (noun)

    The frequency with which one has been present for a regular activity or set of events.

    "John's attendance for the conventions was not good."

  • Attendant (noun)

    One who watches over something.

    "Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you."

  • Attendant (noun)

    A servant or valet.

  • Attendant (noun)

    A visitor or caller.

  • Attendant (noun)

    That which accompanies or follows.

  • Attendant (noun)

    One who owes a duty or service to another.

  • Attendant (adjective)

    Going with; associated; concomitant.

    "They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges."

  • Attendant (adjective)

    Depending on, or owing duty or service to.

    "the widow attendant to the heir"

Oxford Dictionary

  • Attendance (noun)

    the action or state of going regularly to or being present at a place or event

    "my attendance at church was very patchy"

  • Attendance (noun)

    the number of people present at a particular place or event

    "she is being blamed for the museum's low attendances"

Webster Dictionary

  • Attendance (noun)

    Attention; regard; careful application.

  • Attendance (noun)

    The act of attending; state of being in waiting; service; ministry; the fact of being present; presence.

  • Attendance (noun)

    Waiting for; expectation.

  • Attendance (noun)

    The persons attending; a retinue; attendants.

  • Attendant (adjective)

    Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.

  • Attendant (adjective)

    Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils.

  • Attendant (adjective)

    Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.

  • Attendant (noun)

    One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor.

  • Attendant (noun)

    One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.

  • Attendant (noun)

    That which accompanies; a concomitant.

  • Attendant (noun)

    One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Attendance (noun)

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

  • Attendant (noun)

    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

  • Attendant (noun)

    a person who participates in a meeting;

    "he was a regular attender at department meetings"

    "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"

  • Attendant (adjective)

    following as a consequence;

    "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems"

    "snags incidental to the changeover in management"

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