Meaning of clearance
Pronunciation: (klēr'uns), [key]
- the act of clearing.
- the distance between two objects; an amount of clear space: The bridge allowed a clearance of 37 feet at mean high water.
- a formal authorization permitting access to classified information, documents, etc.
- the disposal of merchandise at reduced prices to make room for new goods: He bought the coat for half price at a clearance.
- a clear space; a clearing: The house stood in a clearance among the trees.
- an exchange of checks and other commercial paper drawn on members of a clearinghouse, usually effected at a daily meeting of the members.
- a space between two moving parts, left to avoid clashing or to permit relatively free motion.
- the angle between a face of a cutting tool, as a lathe tool, and the work.
- the clearing of a ship at a port.
- Also calledclear&prim;ance pa&sec;pers.the official papers certifying this.
- a test of the excretory function of the kidneys based on the volume of blood that is cleared of a specific substance per minute by renal excretion.
- clearance (Thesaurus)