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[uh-ten-dee, at-en-, uh-ten-dee] /ə tɛnˈdi, ˌæt ɛn-, əˈtɛn di/
a person who is present at a specific time or place:
a conference with thousands of attendees.
1935-40; attend + -ee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • But when the dinosaurs appear, they terrorize the show's tiny attendees.
  • attendees also got an early look at previously unknown and little-studied dinosaurs.
  • They should make multiple maps to help the event's planners, participants, and attendees prepare for and understand the event.
  • attendees supported local raffle for pair of native made snowshoes and one of their own won it.
  • After several minutes, the protesters linked arms to try and block the exiting attendees, who tried to push their way through.
  • The attendees were mostly older people, in vaguely nautical garb, and they were in a mood to rumble.
  • However, fears that such sales encourage poaching led the meeting's attendees to reject the new proposals.
  • After her talk and a late evening of socializing with attendees at the bar, she got on an elevator to go to her room.
  • It's an equalizing factor and a measure of consistency for attendees.
  • Between formal sessions in the barn, the attendees mill around the barnyard or sit at picnic tables.
British Dictionary definitions for attendees


a person who is present at a specified event
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for attendees



"one who attends" (something), 1961, from attend + -ee. Attender is older (mid-15c.) but had senses "one who waits upon" and "one who gives heed."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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