attending

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

attending (not comparable)

  1. Serving on the staff of a teaching hospital as a doctor.

Noun[edit]

attending (plural attendings)

  1. (US) A physician on the staff of a hospital, especially the principal one that supervises a patient's care.
    • 2009 March 11, “Doctor-Patient-Computer Relationships”, New York Times:
      All too often when taking a history, residents and attendings in a hurry will simply use the cut-and-paste function to save time and bypass asking potentially important questions that have been asked before.

Verb[edit]

attending

  1. Present participle of attend.