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a person who is present at a specific time or place:
a conference with thousands of attendees.
Contemporary Examples

The BronyCon convention planned for August already has 10,000 confirmed attendees.
Inside the Bizarre World of ‘Bronies,’ Adult Male Fans of ‘My Little Pony’ Kevin Fallon April 30, 2014

For example, attendees shouted approval at questioners who bashed the SEC for bungling their investigation.
Sticking It to Madoff Victims Benjamin Sarlin January 27, 2009

At an Ebola education meeting in New York City, attendees were concerned but calm.
New York Nurses Are the Calm in Ebola’s Storm Abby Haglage October 20, 2014

At the January Koch conference in the Palm Springs area, Abboud led a discussion that drew many wealthy donors, say two attendees.
Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson Takes $100 Million Gamble on GOP Senate Peter Stone September 2, 2014

attendees this time around included usual suspects such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Barbra Streisand.
Pamela Anderson Is Israel’s No. 1 Fan Asawin Suebsaeng November 6, 2014

And what, exactly, do attendees at the CGI have to look forward to, after the glow of the Obama speech fades?
Obama Does the Clinton Show Benjamin Sarlin September 21, 2009

While younger CPAC attendees get repeal of 75-year-old ban on growing and researching industrial hemp.
PJ’s Political Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatheads P. J. O’Rourke March 13, 2014

The summit’s attendees also addressed why women aren’t taking over boardrooms around the world.
Women in the World Summit: A Weekend of Courageous Women Liz Goodwin March 12, 2011

According to attendees, Romney also spoke about foreign policy, trying out another contrast between himself and the president.
Mitt Romney Offers Campaign Messaging Preview for Donors Shushannah Walshe April 12, 2011

Jones recalled an angry McCain town hall in Minneapolis where attendees voiced their mounting contempt for Obama.
The Liberals’ Tea Party Michelle Goldberg August 14, 2011

a person who is present at a specified event

“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.”


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