Clearance meaning

klîrəns
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The definition of clearance is up for sale.

An example of clearance used as an adjective is in the phrase "clearance items."

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An intervening space or distance allowing free play, as between machine parts.
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Clearance means space between, or authorization, or items on sale.

An example of a clearance is a pathway through the woods.

An example of clearance is a document allowing a person into a government building.

An example of clearance is a regularly priced $50 t-shirt up for sale at $10.

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The act or process of clearing.
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A space cleared; a clearing.
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Permission for an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle to proceed, as after an inspection of equipment or cargo or during certain traffic conditions.
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Official certification of blamelessness, trustworthiness, or suitability.
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A sale, generally at reduced prices, to dispose of old merchandise.
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The passage of checks and other bills of exchange through a clearing-house.
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An act or instance of clearing.
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The clear space or distance between moving objects or mechanical parts, or between a moving object and that which it passes through, over, under, etc.
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Official, esp. governmental, authorization allowing a person to examine classified documents, participate in confidential projects, etc.
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(aeron.) Permission, usually from a control tower, to take off, land, etc.
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(banking) The adjustment of debits and credits, exchange of checks, etc. in a clearinghouse.
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A space cleared; a clearing.
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The act of clearing or something (such as a space) cleared.
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The distance between two moving objects, especially between parts of a machine.
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The height or width of a tunnel, bridge or other passage, or the distance between a vehicle and the walls or roof of such passage; a gap, headroom.
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A permission for a vehicle to proceed, or for a person to travel.

The plane got clearance from air traffic control, and we were off.

He got clearance to travel to America, even though he had previous links to terrorists.

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A permission to have access to sensitive or secret documents or other information.
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(banking, finance) The settlement of transactions involving securities or means of payment such as checks by means of a clearing house.
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(medicine) The removal of harmful substances from the blood; renal clearance.
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(sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The act of potting all the remaining balls on a table at one visit.
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(soccer) The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending.
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(chess) Removal of pieces from a rank, file or diagonal so that a bishop, rook or queen is free to move along it.
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Clear or net profit.

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Origin of clearance

  • clear +‎ -ance

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