attendant

[uh-ten-duhnt]
noun
1.
a person who attends another, as to perform a service.
2.
Chiefly British. an usher or clerk.
3.
a corollary or concomitant thing or quality.
4.
a person who is present, as at a meeting.
adjective
5.
being present or in attendance; accompanying.
6.
consequent; concomitant; associated; related: winter holidays and attendant parties; war and its attendant evils; poverty and its attendant hardships.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of attendre to notice, await. See attend, -ant

attendantly, adverb
superattendant, noun, adjective
unattendant, adjective


1. escort, companion, comrade; follower, retainer, servant. 3. accompaniment, consequence.
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attendant (əˈtɛndənt)
 
n
1.  a person who accompanies or waits upon another
2.  a person employed to assist, guide, or provide a service for others, esp for the general public: a lavatory attendant
3.  a person who is present
4.  a logical consequence or natural accompaniment: hatred is often an attendant of jealousy
 
adj
5.  being in attendance
6.  associated; accompanying; related: attendant problems

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attendant
1550s, "one who waits upon," from pp. adj. (mid-15c.), from O.Fr. atendant, prp. of atendre (see attend). The adj. originally meant "attentive;" sense of "accompanying in a dependant position" is from 1610s.
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Example sentences
On my last flight, someone asked the flight attendant whether the flight was
  full.
Ineffective management leads to several drivers of reduced efficiency and
  attendant increases in tuition.
Seems the attendant was too lazy to provide customer service.
You're either part of the faculty guild, with attendant rights, or you're a
  serf.
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