A clearance can refer to:
- in chess, A positional move, where a player moves a piece occupying a certain square away, replacing it with an allied piece that will strengthen the player's position.
- in engineering and safety, a physical distance or space tolerance, as in a truck (lorry), train or boat under a bridge as well as a train in a tunnel (see structure gauge and loading gauge).
- in mechanical engineering, the space between a bolt and a hole, etcetera.
- The distance between two electrical conductors in a gas medium.
- a closeout or final sale
- an authorization or permission from an authority, for example:
- in criminal justice, the clearance rate is the number of crimes "cleared" divided by the number reported
- Clearance (medicine), the rate at which a substance is removed or cleared from the body by the kidneys and/or in renal dialysis.
- in Australian rules football, the clearing of the ball out of a stoppage situation, to the advantage of one team or the other
- the Highland Clearances, forced displacements of people in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries
- Clearance (insult), Referring to someone or something as completely worthless or terrible at what he, she, or it does. In such a manner that they are no better than or that they are a clearance item Ex: You are such a clearance medic
- Clearing (disambiguation)
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Clearance — Clear ance (kl[=e]r ans), n. 1. The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance. [1913 Webster] 2. A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail. [1913 Webster] Every ship was subject to seizure … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
clearance — s.n. (med.) Raport între concentraţia sanguină a unei substanţe şi eliminarea prin urină. [pron. cliărăns. / < fr., engl. clearance – epurare]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.12.2004. Sursa: DN CLEARANCE CLÍRĂNS/ s. n. raport între concentraţia… … Dicționar Român
clearance — 1560s, action of clearing, from CLEAR (Cf. clear) + ANCE (Cf. ance). Meaning a clear space is from 1788. Meaning approval, permission (esp. to land or take off an aircraft) is from 1944, Amer.Eng.; national security sense recorded from 1948.… … Etymology dictionary
clearance — [n1] permission for activity approval, authorization, consent, endorsement, goahead*, green light*, leave, okay, sanction, sayso*; concept 376 Ant. denial, grounding, refusal, veto clearance [n2] gap above something allowance, assart, defoliated… … New thesaurus
clearance — [klir′əns] n. 1. an act or instance of clearing 2. 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. 3. official, esp. governmental,… … English World dictionary
Clearance — Clearance. См. Допуск. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) … Словарь металлургических терминов
clearance — index absolution, acquittal, amortization, collection (payment), composition (agreement in bankruptcy), compurgation, concession ( … Law dictionary
clearance — *room, berth, play, elbowroom, leeway, margin … New Dictionary of Synonyms
clearance — ► NOUN 1) the action or an act of clearing or the process of being cleared. 2) official authorization for something to take place. 3) clear space allowed for a thing to move past or under another … English terms dictionary
clearance — clear/clearance Goods are cleared when HM Customs and Excise have accepted a declaration for them and formally released them for import or export. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * clearance clear‧ance [ˈklɪərəns ǁ ˈklɪr ] noun [countable,… … Financial and business terms
clearance — n. act of clearing away 1) slum clearance authorization 2) to give; receive clearance for 3) customs clearance 4) clearance to + inf. (the control tower gave the pilot clearance to land) space between parts 5) valve clearance certification of… … Combinatory dictionary