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[n] a person who participates in a meeting; "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"
[n] someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
[adj] following as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"

Misc. Definitions

\At*tend"ant\, a. [F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre. See {Attend}, v. t.]
1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting. From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph. --Sir W. Scott. Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord. --Milton.
2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils. The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion. --Sir W. Scott.
3. (Law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir. --Cowell. {Attendant keys} (Mus.), the keys or scales most nearly related to, or having most in common with, the principal key; those, namely, of its fifth above, or dominant, its fifth below (fourth above), or subdominant, and its relative minor or major.
\At*tend"ant\, n.
1. One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor. ``A train of attendants.'' --Hallam.
2. One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.
3. That which accompanies; a concomitant. [A] sense of fame, the attendant of noble spirits. --Pope.
4. (Law) One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another. --Cowell.

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