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CLEARANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clearance mean? 

CLEARANCE (noun)
  The noun CLEARANCE has 3 senses:

1. the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them
2. vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
3. permission to proceed

  Familiarity information: CLEARANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLEARANCE (noun)


Sense 1clearance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("clearance" is a kind of...):

interval; separation (the distance between things)


Sense 2clearance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vertical space available to allow easy passage under something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

headroom; headway; clearance

Hypernyms ("clearance" is a kind of...):

elbow room; room; way (space for movement)


Sense 3clearance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Permission to proceed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the plane was given clearance to land

Hypernyms ("clearance" is a kind of...):

license; permission; permit (the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization)


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