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Clearance vs. Clearing

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Clearancenoun

The act of clearing or something (such as a space) cleared

Clearingnoun

The act or process of making or becoming clear.

Clearancenoun

The distance between two moving objects, especially between parts of a machine

Clearingnoun

An area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees.

Clearancenoun

The height or width of a tunnel, bridge or other passage, or the distance between a vehicle and the walls or roof of such passage; a gap, headroom.

Clearingnoun

An open space in the fog etc.

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Clearancenoun

A permission for a vehicle to proceed, or for a person to travel.

‘The plane got clearance from air traffic control, and we were off.’; ‘He got clearance to travel to America, even though he had previous links to terrorists’;

Clearingnoun

A process of exchanging transaction information and authorisation through a central institution or system to complete and settle those transactions.

Clearancenoun

A permission to have access to sensitive or secret documents or other information.

Clearingnoun

(telecommunication) A sequence of events used to disconnect a call, and return to the ready state.

Clearancenoun

A permission to use something, usually intellectual property, that is legally, but not otherwise, protected.

Clearingnoun

The period in which remaining university places are allocated to remaining students.

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Clearancenoun

(retail) A sale of merchandise, especially at significantly reduced prices in order to make room for new merchandise or updated versions of the same merchandise.

Clearingnoun

(soccer) The act of removing the ball from one's own goal area by kicking it.

Clearancenoun

The settlement of transactions involving securities or means of payment such as checks by means of a clearing house.

Clearingnoun

The act or process of making clear.

‘The better clearing of this point.’;

Clearancenoun

(medicine) The removal of harmful substances from the blood; renal clearance.

Clearingnoun

A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.

‘A lonely clearing on the shores of Moxie Lake.’;

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Clearancenoun

The act of potting all the remaining balls on a table at one visit.

Clearingnoun

A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an exchange of checks held by each against the others, and settling differences of accounts.

Clearancenoun

(soccer) The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending.

Clearingnoun

The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house.

Clearancenoun

(chess) Removal of pieces from a rank, file or diagonal so that a bishop, rook or queen is free to move along it.

Clearingnoun

a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

Clearancenoun

Clear or net profit.

Clearingnoun

the act of freeing from suspicion

Clearancenoun

(Australian rules football) The first disposal in a chain that leaves the area of a stoppage, or a disposal that leaves the area of a stoppage itself.

Clearingnoun

the act of removing solid particles from a liquid

Clearancenoun

(Australian rules football) The act of leaving the area of a stoppage.

Clearancenoun

The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance.

Clearancenoun

A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.

‘Every ship was subject to seizure for want of stamped clearances.’;

Clearancenoun

Clear or net profit.

Clearancenoun

The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages.

Clearancenoun

the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them

Clearancenoun

vertical space available to allow easy passage under something

Clearancenoun

permission to proceed;

‘the plane was given clearance to land’;

Clearancenoun

the action or process of clearing or of being dispersed

‘cleaning of the machine should include clearance of blockages’; ‘there will be sunny intervals after clearance of any early mist’;

Clearancenoun

the removal of buildings, people, or trees from land so as to free it for alternative uses

‘slum clearance accelerated during the 1960s’; ‘forest clearances’;

Clearancenoun

the removal of contents from a house

‘the sheriff's officers supervised the house clearance’; ‘antiques wanted and clearances undertaken’;

Clearancenoun

(in soccer and other sports) a kick or hit that sends the ball away from one's goal

‘Nilsson made two goal line clearances to keep out Tottenham's attackers’;

Clearancenoun

the potting of all the balls remaining on the table in a single break

‘a plant which let in Hendry for a clearance of 96’;

Clearancenoun

official authorization for something to proceed or take place

‘the aircraft hadn't got diplomatic clearance to land in Mexico’;

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official permission for someone to have access to classified information

‘these people don't have clearance’;

Clearancenoun

permission for an aircraft to take off or land at an airport

‘he took off without air traffic clearance’;

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the clearing of a person or ship by customs

‘when you arrive at the continental airport you will be required to obtain customs clearance’;

Clearancenoun

a certificate showing that customs clearance has been granted.

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the process of clearing cheques through a clearing house.

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clear space allowed for a thing to move past or under another

‘always give cyclists plenty of clearance’;

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