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English adjective: attendant

1. attendant being present (at meeting or event etc.)

SamplesAttendant members of the congreation.



2. attendant following or accompanying as a consequence

SamplesAn excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems.
Snags incidental to the changeover in management.
Attendant circumstances.
The period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness.
The ensuant response to his appeal.
The resultant savings were considerable.

Synonymsaccompanying, concomitant, consequent, ensuant, incidental, resultant, sequent



English noun: attendant

1. attendant (person) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

Synonymsattender, tender

Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter

Narrower (hyponym)arouser, baggageman, batman, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, bridesmaid, caddie, checker, companion, courtier, cupbearer, equerry, escort, esquire, famulus, flight attendant, gallant, gillie, golf caddie, groomsman, hospital attendant, lifeguard, lifesaver, linkboy, linkman, litter-bearer, loader, maid of honor, matron of honor, orderly, orderly, page, page, racker, rocker, rouser, second, servitor, squire, squire, steward, stretcher-bearer, trainbearer, varlet, waker

2. attendant (person) a person who is present and participates in a meeting

SamplesHe was a regular attender at department meetings.
The gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees.

Synonymsattendee, attender, meeter

Broader (hypernym)participant

Narrower (hyponym)conventioneer, partygoer, symposiast

3. attendant (event) an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

Synonymsaccompaniment, co-occurrence, concomitant

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)associate, background

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