Attending vs Attendant - What's the difference?

attending | attendant |


As adjectives the difference between attending and attendant

is that attending is that while attendant is going with; associated; concomitant.

As nouns the difference between attending and attendant

is that attending is (us) a physician on the staff of a hospital, especially the principal one that supervises a patient's care while attendant is one who attends; one who works with or watches something.

As a verb attending

is .

attending

English

Adjective

(-)
  • That .
  • Serving on the staff of a teaching hospital as a doctor.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US) A physician on the staff of a hospital, especially the principal one that supervises a patient's care.
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    Verb

    (head)
  • attendant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * attendaunt (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
  • Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Going with; associated; concomitant.
  • They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.
  • (legal) Depending on, or owing duty or service to.
  • the widow attendant to the heir
    (Cowell)

    See also

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