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at·ten·dance

attendance

 
 
pronunciation:
ten dns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of being present at an event.
Your attendance made the dinner special.
antonyms:
absence
definition 2: the number of people present.
Attendance at the concert was low.
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The word attendance contains the following parts:
at- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix at- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "t," such as "tract" and "ten, tin, tain." See ad-.
tend, tent, tens Latin root that means stretch
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.