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attendant

[ uh-ten-duhnt ]
/ əˈtɛn dənt /
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noun
a person who attends another, as to perform a service.
Chiefly British. an usher or clerk.
a corollary or concomitant thing or quality.
a person who is present, as at a meeting.
adjective
being present or in attendance; accompanying.
consequent; concomitant; associated; related: winter holidays and attendant parties; war and its attendant evils;poverty and its attendant hardships.
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Origin of attendant

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French, present participle of attendre “to notice, await”; see attend, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM attendant

at·tend·ant·ly, adverbsu·per·at·tend·ant, noun, adjectiveun·at·tend·ant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for attendant

attendant
/ (əˈtɛndənt) /

noun
a person who accompanies or waits upon another
a person employed to assist, guide, or provide a service for others, esp for the general publica lavatory attendant
a person who is present
a logical consequence or natural accompanimenthatred is often an attendant of jealousy
adjective
being in attendance
associated; accompanying; relatedattendant problems
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